16 November 2020

Canberrans told to reconsider non-essential travel to Adelaide

| Dominic Giannini
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Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman says travellers returning from Adelaide must closely monitor for symptoms. Photo: Dominic Giannini.

Canberrans have been told to reconsider their need to travel to Adelaide after the number of COVID-19 cases outside of hotel quarantine jumped from four to 17 overnight, with no known source of the outbreak.

The Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia have all moved to enforce quarantine restrictions on travellers from Adelaide.

There are currently no quarantine requirements for travellers returning from Adelaide in the ACT but those who have visited the city are being told to closely monitor themselves for symptoms and to get tested immediately if any develop.

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The ACT’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman, is set to talk with her state and territory counterparts in today’s AHPPC meeting where she will get an update from the South Australian Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier.

Further restrictions could be imposed following the meeting or if NSW move to join other states in imposing mandatory quarantine, ACT Health said.

SA Health has released an extensive list of times and locations linked to the latest COVID-19 cases. For a full list, visit SA Health.

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