South Australia virus lockdown begins amid hopes to curb outbreak

South Australia virus lockdown begins amid hopes to curb outbreak
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  • calendar-gray 19 November 2020

 One of Australia’s strictest lockdowns kicked off in the country’s south on Thursday with outdoor gatherings, weddings, funerals, takeaway food all coming to a standstill as authorities try to stifle a fresh coronavirus outbreak, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Images on social media showed empty morning streets in South Australia’s capital of Adelaide on day one of the lockdown. Last night, residents flocked to supermarkets to pile up on supplies.

The state, home to about 1.8 million people, has so far recorded 23 cases from the current cluster. There were no new cases on Thursday while 3,200 close contacts of those infected are already in quarantine, chief public health officer for South Australia Health Nicola Spurrier told a news conference.

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