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A 56-year-old woman has been arrested after she refused to wear a mask inside a supermarket in the Adelaide Hills.
the main points:
- Masks must be worn in indoor public places in South Australia
- A woman in a supermarket refused to wear one after being warned by police
- More new COVID cases will be announced later this morning
Patrols were called to the store in Littlehampton around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, after a woman allegedly continued shopping after staff asked her to wear a mask.
SA Police said they spoke to the woman at length explaining the necessity of wearing a mask in common indoor public spaces, but then refused to provide her details and after several warnings she was arrested.
The Stratalpine woman has been released on bail to appear in court next month.
Cases will be announced later this morning
The South Australian Prime Minister said there was no “serious escalation” in cases of COVID-19 in South Australia overnight.
Authorities have yet to reveal how many, if any, new cases were registered overnight, saying they would not provide full details until a morning press conference.
Seven new cases were announced yesterday, more than double the Modbury Hospital group to 12.
The source of the group is an 81-year-old man, who is believed to have contracted the Delta strain in Sydney.
He’s at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
A press conference will be held at 11:00 AM EST.
Prime Minister Stephen Marshall said cases in “one and two” would not be announced more often than today, especially if they were linked to a known case.
He expressed his happiness with the number of tests that were conducted yesterday, despite the long queues.
Five of the new cases announced yesterday are related to people who visited Tenafeate Creek Wines in Yatalunga on Sunday afternoon.
A new trend was added last night that allows people to visit a partner they don’t live with.
“The intent of this amendment is that if you are in an existing relationship and you comply with the conditions set therein, you are allowed to visit those people with whom you normally have a relationship,” Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said.
He said it’s not about “opening him up to singles on Tinder”.
SA Health has extended the opening hours of testing clinics in Port Adelaide and the Mile End and set up another clinic in Lot Fourteen at the site of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide CBD for people who have been told by contact tracers to get an urgent test.
Not available to the general public.
Public Health Chief Nicolas Spurrier said about 11,000 people are now under quarantine.
Childcare in Seacliff and Elizabeth City Center Shopping Mall They were announced last night as new exposure sites.
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