After South Australia having some form of normality, Premier Stephen Marshall has announced that new restrictions for gatherings will be put back in place after two new active COVID-19 cases have been found.
As of tomorrow at midnight, the number of people at home gatherings will be reduced from 50 down to 10. Pubs, bars, and restaurants will also be restricted to serving alcohol to patrons who are seated.
The Premier also stated that the transition committee is “looking very closely” at the density of arrangements for licensed venues, as well as sporting events and fitness studios.
“It’s very important we act swiftly, listen to the expert advice, and that we stay in front of the game here in South Australia,” says Mr. Marshall.
“Every single thing we do is done to keep the people of South Australia safe during this coronavirus pandemic.”
As of today, there are 8 active cases of COVID-19 in South Australia, bringing the state’s total to 455 cases. One of the new cases is a male in his 50’s, who is a close contact of a woman in her 20’s who was announced with COVID-19 this past Sunday. Close contacts are now being tested on all cases as soon as they are identified.
Stephen Marshell also expressed the concern of community transition and not wanting the return of any lockdowns in South Australia that are occurring in Victoria at the moment, saying that it would be “devastating for businesses and every single person’s quality of life.”
There are currently more than 6,000 actives cases of COVID-19 in Victoria.