South Australia has reported its first COVID-19 case in more than two weeks with a returned traveller testing positive for the virus.

SA Health says the man in his 40s is in hotel quarantine and is the state’s only active infection.

He recently returned from overseas and tested positive with his day one test.

Before Monday, SA had gone 15 days with no new cases amid growing signs the recent Parafield cluster had been brought under control.

The cluster currently stands at 33 cases with two people considered close contacts still in isolation.

The new infection also comes as SA reduced the coronavirus restrictions that were put in place when the outbreak first emerged.

The changes allow for stand-up drinking in pubs, restaurants and cafes and increase the cap on family gatherings to 50.


Weddings and funerals will be able to cater for up to 200 people.

Also from Monday, the government has dropped its general direction for people to work at home where possible.

The new QR code check-in system, already in use across the hospitality sector, has expanded to include supermarkets and all other retail outlets.


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