By subscribing, you agree to SBS’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, including receiving email updates from SBS

South Australia locks travelers out of the greater Melbourne area after more COVID-19 cases have been linked to a hotel quarantine outbreak in Victoria

The return of SA residents, resettlers and other exempted travelers would still be allowed, but would have to be quarantined for 14 days

“Great caution is being taken with our steps in South Australia to ensure that we minimize risk while not taking steps that are not considered necessary

“We will make these changes as soon as we have more information from the Victorian authorities”

After two new infections were discovered at the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel in Melbourne, the total number of outbreak-related cases rose to eight, including three workers, two released guests and a family of three no longer staying at the hotel

Authorities believe that a medical device in the family room could be responsible for the cluster

Nicola Spurrier, chief health officer, said she was “very concerned” about the Victorian outbreak, comparing it to the cluster in South Australia that resulted in an early lockdown

“We know what happened when we had the Parafield cluster here in South Australia,” she said

“But on the flip side, we’re in better positions across Australia. Our contact tracing is much more sophisticated

“I know, because we have very constant conversations with Victoria, that her contact tracing is absolutely fabulous. Your tests are really, really good”

People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 meters away from others. Check your jurisdiction’s restrictions on collecting limits

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, stay home and schedule a test by calling your doctor or contacting the coronavirus hotline for health information on 1800 020 080. News and information is available in 63 languages ​​at sbscomau / coronavirus

Coronavirus restrictions are set to ease in NSW as the status records another day with zero new cases

The US Navy condemns the discovery of symbols of hatred on warships, including the noose on a black sailor’s bed

Download our free app from the App Store or Google Play for the latest headlines and breaking news notifications

We welcome your feedback: Help us improve by rating the app and sharing your suggestions at apps @ sbscomau

Subscribe right to your inbox for the latest news from Australia and around the world


By subscribing, you agree to SBS’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, including receiving email updates from SBS

Watch SBS World News live on TV and in our app every day at 6:30 p.m. Find out about SBS On Demand

Melbourne COVID, Covid Melbourne, Sunbury, Melbourne Covid cases

World News – AU – South Australia will be closed in the Greater Melbourne area in the Holiday Inn coronavirus outbreak