The South Australia (SA) Prime Minister decreed 18 November a state lockdown from 19 November and for 6 days due to increasing contamination cases to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The measure will come into effect at 00:01 (local time) 19 November. Factories, schools, universities, restaurants, cafes and bars will close their doors. It will not be allowed to go out except for essential groceries and to go to a doctor. Regional travels will also be formally banned. Weddings and funerals are prohibited.
Only one person per household will be authorized to go out once per day.
The mask will now be mandatory in the public space.
The Australian army (ADF) will be deployed in the State to ensure the rules are respected.
Several States have closed their borders to SA or imposed quarantine measures, such as Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria. Inbound international flights to SA are suspended.
The lockdown comes after the apparition of a cluster in Parafield, in Adelaide. The contaminations are coming from hotels where travellers were doing their quarantine. Around 22 people have been contaminated and local authorities have reported 2 new cases today.
As of 18 November, Australia was counting 27,756 cases and 907 deaths. The virus was until now contained in the country. The second wave in Melbourne has also been contained after a long lockdown.
Interstate travel restrictions can be found on this website.We recommended to follow the evolution of the pandemic, through the website of the Australian Department of Healh, the website of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the SA website for coronavirus and the website of the French Embassy in Australia.