South Australia’s transition committee will meet on Tuesday to consider the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of tougher border measures coming into force with Victoria.
The committee will look at the quarantine arrangements for people coming from NSW and the ACT, but is unlikely to change the current arrangements which require travellers to self-isolate for 14 days.
“We cannot be too cautious in South Australia at the moment,” Premier Steven Marshall told Seven’s Sunrise program on Tuesday.
A number of clusters of virus infections in and around Sydney remain a concern for SA authorities.
From midnight on Tuesday, the state’s hard border closure with Victoria will be extended to prevent any South Australians from returning home.
“It’s fair to say we’re increasingly concerned about what we’re seeing in Victoria – more than 100 outbreaks at the same time,” Mr Marshall said on Monday.
“We’re doing everything we can to support Victoria but my main focus is on protecting the people of SA.
“If we have to increase those restrictions further, that’s exactly and precisely what we’ll do.”
Mr Marshall said people who are bringing in essential freight, such as food and supplies, will have to self isolate and wear a mask in public.
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