Monday, January 25

State Confirms Five New Coronavirus Cases and More Hotspots, Including Adelaide Schools and Woodville Pizza Bar Alert


Long lines are forming at test sites for South Australia this morning, with waiting times currently three hours.

Some folks arrived at the Parafield test site at 5 am AEDST to secure their place in line, ready for another gigantic day of testing.

The overwhelming number of people queuing to get tested has prompted authorities to advise South Australians not to get tested unless they show symptoms or have been instructed to do so.

Meanwhile, anyone who has eaten pizza at a single restaurant in Adelaide for the past two weeks is being told to isolate himself immediately and seek proof of coronavirus as authorities rush to contain the new outbreak across the state.

SA Health has issued new alerts for locations visited by potentially infected people. (Nine / Today)

SA Health has linked more than a dozen schools, supermarkets, cafes and hotels to its growing outbreak after confirming five new cases yesterday.

Last night he posted details of the new hotspot locations and public transportation routes (listed in full below), including a specific warning for anyone who has visited or received takeout, including delivery, from the Woodville Pizza Bar between November 6 and 16.

Those clients “must immediately quarantine themselves for 14 days and look for evidence. This includes people who live with you,” SA Health said.

People queuing at the COVID-19 testing site at Parafield Airport in Adelaide, South Australia.
People queuing at the COVID-19 testing site at Parafield Airport in Adelaide, South Australia. (Getty / Kelly Barnes)

One of the new infections is linked to the Anglicare senior care center in Brompton, while the other three are family members of a security guard at the Peppers medi-hotel in Adelaide CBD.

The fifth case and its source are under investigation.

Plans to remove travelers from the Peppers medi-hotel, so that it can undergo a deep cleaning, were scrapped last night.

Those inside the Peppers medi-hotel will not have to move to another place, but will have to remain in quarantine for a further 14 days. (Nine / Today)

Many of those inside are said to be relieved that they don’t have to move elsewhere, but are furious that they have to spend another 14 days in quarantine, bringing that total to 28 days.

A total of 20 cases are now linked to the group, but another 14 people have been considered “high risk” and may show positive results.

The ages of the new South Australian coronavirus cases range from adolescence to 50 and all have very mild or no symptoms.

Thousands of South Australians have been tested in the last 24 hours and most people have waited long hours in lines.

Hundreds of cars are seen lining up at test sites in South Australia, and the long wait times are likely to be repeated today. (Nine / Today)

Some went to the test sites hours before opening to secure their place in line and make sure they were attended by health personnel.

It is likely that today there are similar scenes.

Prime Minister Steven Marshall thanked the audience for coming out in record numbers.

“Now I have been informed that today we are on the right track for more than 6000,” he said.

Steven Marshall
South Australian Prime Minister Steven Marshall said a record number of tests had been completed. (Getty)

“This is nothing short of sensational and will be a record for South Australia.”

Despite the large body of evidence, Marshall cautioned that South Australia was only in the early stages of dealing with the outbreak.

“We are not out of the woods yet. We are in the beginning stages of dealing with this ugly group in Parafield,” he said.

“We are going to get over this, but we are going to get over this with the cooperation of each and every citizen of South Australia. Everyone must play their part to make sure this disease is stopped in its tracks.”

About 4,000 people, who are close contacts of confirmed or suspected South Australian coronavirus cases, are now in quarantine.

Health Director Nicola Spurrier said they are contacted daily to check for symptoms.

“This is a huge amount of work to make sure we are in regular contact with these people,” he said.

New health tips were issued for people who visited The Aquadome in Elizabeth.

Anyone who was at The Aquadome between 11 a.m. M. And 1:30 p. M. From Saturday, November 14, you must quarantine yourself for 14 days and take the test immediately.

“We think the exposure was more significant and we want those people to be quarantined immediately,” said Professor Spurrier.

“We will obviously be going after The Aquadome to see if we can get direct contact details, but this is an early warning for those people.”

Queue of cars for the COVID-19 testing facility in Victoria Park, just outside the Adelaide CBD
Queue of cars for the COVID-19 testing facility in Victoria Park, just outside the Adelaide CBD (Getty)

Now five schools in Adelaide have been closed due to coronavirus concerns.

Roma Mitchell College has been forced to close along with Mawson Lakes Elementary and Preschool, Thomas More College, Holy Family Catholic School and Mount Carmel College.

“Some closures can be longer than others and it really depends on when we finish the interviews and get more information, then we can make a determination,” said Professor Spurrier.

If you visited any of the locations below during the times listed, you do not need to self-quarantine. Monitor yourself for symptoms. You only need to get tested if you have symptoms:

– Bensons Radiology, 3/18 North Terrace, Adelaide, Friday, November 13 from 8.30 am to 8.45 am

– Stratco, 59 Port Wakefield Road, Gepps Cross, Saturday, November 14, between 12:45 PM and 1:25 PM

– Elizabeth Shopping Center, Elizabeth, Wednesday, November 11, 10 a.m. M. At 10.45 a. M.

– Morphett Arms Hotel, 138 Morphett Road, Glengowrie, Friday, November 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

– Prime Liquidators, 6 Philips Crescent, Hendon, Saturday, November 14, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

– Funk Coffee, T15 / 200-220 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, Saturday, November 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

– Hungry Jacks, 321 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, between 7:30 PM on Friday 13 November and 2:30 PM on Saturday 14 November

– United Petrol Station, 128 Grand Junction Road, Rosewater on Friday, November 13 at approximately 3 p.m.

– Foodland, 144 Grand Junction Road, Rosewater on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7.45 p.m. M. For about five minutes

– Hollywood Fresh Fruit Shop, Hollywood Plaza, Salisbury Downs, Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

– Eblen Collision Repair, 240 Brighton Road, Somerton, Thursday, November 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, November 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

– Coles, Cheltenham Parade, St Clair on Friday, November 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

– Westlakes Shopping Center, Westlakes (Kmart, San Churros, NK Fashion, Coles) on Sunday, November 15 between 1:45 PM and 3:45 PM

Anyone who has traveled the following routes is also encouraged to monitor for symptoms and get tested if any develop:

– Bus 502 – H2 bus stop at Grenfell Street, Adelaide on Friday, November 13 between 9:00 am and 9:30 am

– Bus (GA1 / GA2 / GA3) from the bus stop near Adelaide Train Station on Wednesday November 11 between 3:40 PM and 4:38 PM.

– Bus 502x at stop 39 on Bridge Road, Para Hills to stop S1 on Grenfell Street on Friday, November 13 between 7.45am and 8.15am

Notices have been issued for the following locations:

– Roma Mitchell High School

– Mawson Lakes School and Preschool

– Holy Family Catholic School

– Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Center Parafield Gardens

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