SA authorities are working around the clock to contact returned travelers from WA since January 26 with over 1600 still unaccounted for.
With almost 4000 people now contacted in regards to the COVID-19 case in WA, forcing them into a five-day lockdown, 1113 travelers have been placed into quarantine, 1604 people have not responded, and 1206 were not ordered to quarantine as they are not considered a risk.
The positive COVID-19 case comes from a quarantine hotel security worker who also works as a rideshare driver, potentially leaving thousands at risk. The new case, believed to be the UK strain and highly infectious, puts into question the rate of pay for security guards and the ‘amateur’ hotel quarantine system.
SA Premier Grant Stevens outlined is main concerns were the highly transmissible strain of the virus and the lack of tracing information provided by WA.
“If COVID-19 finds its way in to the community, the last thing we want to be doing is talking about a SA lockdown,” he said.
Anyone in SA who visited the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Perth from January 21 you must notify SA Health immediately, quarantine, and get a COVID test on days 1, 5, and 12.
WA Premier Mark McGowan announced yesterday that there were no new cases in WA.