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Canberrans urged to avoid travelling to SA

CANBERRANS are being asked to reconsider non-essential travel to South Australia after confirmed COVID-19 cases have grown to 19 in Adelaide’s north.

With the cases continuing to grow, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania have already reintroduced quarantine requirements on South Australian travellers or returning travellers, who will be required to self isolate for 14 days.

ACT Health has not introduced quarantine requirements but is urging residents to reconsider non-essential travel to SA while SA Health continues its investigations. ACT Health will also assess the extent of this outbreak.

SA Health is in the process of contacting everyone who was in the Emergency Department at Lyell McEwin Hospital between 5.30pm, Friday November 13, and 4am, Saturday, November 14, who may have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

They are urging anyone who visited this location at this time to self-quarantine immediately and call the SA COVID-19 information line on 1800 253787.

SA Health has also identified a number of potential exposure sites associated with this outbreak such as the Salisbury Bus Interchange, Elizabeth Shopping Centre, Hollywood Plaza, Mantra on Frome and Parafield Plaza Supermarket. 

ACT Health is advising anyone who has recently returned to the ACT from SA and has been to any identified locations to be aware of COVID-19 symptoms. If any symptoms develop, no matter how mild, immediately get tested and self-isolate until receiving a negative result, they warn. 

The ACT still has no confirmed active covid cases. 

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