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New covid cases detected as

South Australian border reopens

27 November 2021 Fully vaccinated travellers from central Sydney and Melbourne are allowed into South Australia since the borders opened on Tuesday, 23 November. SA Premier Steven Marshall said fully vaccinated travellers from every Victorian and New South Wales local government area are now permitted to travel, except for Byron Bay, which is yet to hit a vaccination rate of 80 per cent. There had been some concern that a statistical anomaly meant people from the central Sydney and Melbourne local government areas would be locked out until safe to enter. “This has caused enormous frustration for people who haven’t been sure regarding whether they can come in yet or not,” Mr Marshall said. Travellers from any area with community transmission will need to have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival in SA and undergo a daily symptom check for 14 days. They have to undergo tests within 24 hours of arrival in SA, and again on days six and 13. Vaccinated South Australians who leave for 72 hours or less will not be required to have a test prior to arrival. Mr Marshall said with borders reopening it was “inevitable that there will be cases coming into South Australia”. “We want to minimise the risk of this disease taking hold in our state,” he said. We note however that already, a small number of covid cases have started being detected in SA.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved

New covid cases detected as

South Australian border reopens

27 November 2021 Fully vaccinated travellers from central Sydney and Melbourne are allowed into South Australia since the borders opened on Tuesday, 23 November. SA Premier Steven Marshall said fully vaccinated travellers from every Victorian and New South Wales local government area are now permitted to travel, except for Byron Bay, which is yet to hit a vaccination rate of 80 per cent. There had been some concern that a statistical anomaly meant people from the central Sydney and Melbourne local government areas would be locked out until safe to enter. “This has caused enormous frustration for people who haven’t been sure regarding whether they can come in yet or not,” Mr Marshall said. Travellers from any area with community transmission will need to have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival in SA and undergo a daily symptom check for 14 days. They have to undergo tests within 24 hours of arrival in SA, and again on days six and 13. Vaccinated South Australians who leave for 72 hours or less will not be required to have a test prior to arrival. Mr Marshall said with borders reopening it was “inevitable that there will be cases coming into South Australia”. “We want to minimise the risk of this disease taking hold in our state,” he said. We note however that already, a small number of covid cases have started being detected in SA.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia