A week after reopening the state’s hotel quarantine program, South Australia remains without a dedicated facility for people who have tested positive to COVID-19 in quarantine.
Ahead of the program’s reopening, authorities spruiked that those who test positive to the disease would be moved to a dedicated facility to help curb the spread of the virus.
However, after plans to reopen the former Wakefield Hospital fell through, returning travellers remain in hotels in the CBD, regardless of whether they have returned a positive test.
The situation has come into focus following the news on Monday that South Australia’s streak of virus-free days was broken.
Instead of a dedicated facility, those who test positive are being restricted to two floors of the Pullman Hotel on Hindmarsh Square.
There is no confirmation as yet about when the dedicated facility will be opened or where it will be located.
The state currently has just the one active case of COVID-19.