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Adelaide Covid-19 fears as man leaves quarantine to visit shops

South Australians have been urged to get tested after a Covid-19 positive man left quarantine to visit several shops.

The man, aged in his 30s, had contracted the virus after visiting the Intensive English Language Institute at Flinders University, in Adelaide, last Sunday.

The man is understood to have been in quarantine before visiting several shops around the city.

He visited Big W Brickworks on South Road, at Torrensville, Foodlands at The Parade, in Norwood, and Kmart on the Anzac Highway, at Kurralta Park.  

‘Those four locations, we are considering at high risk, and we want anyone who’s been there at those times and dates to get tested,’ Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said.

‘It has, quite frankly, posed a very significant risk for us in South Australia.’

‘We had enjoyed more or less eliminating this virus for several months.’ 

Ms Spurrier said the man was considered to be a ‘casual contact’ at the Flinders University Campus and said it proved how ‘contagious the virus is’.  

‘This person was considered a casual contact rather than a close contact and again it absolutely backs up the information we were already giving to people.

‘We’re seeing people that have got infected through fairly brief contacts.’ 

More to come 

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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