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Short, sharp lockdown likely for WA if coronavirus cluster emerges: CHO




“Certainly going hard and fast was very effective in South Australia and it appears to have been quite effective in Queensland – it’s probably a little early to say – but certainly I think that is a consideration and that seems to have worked well.”


In South Australia, a leakage of coronavirus from hotel quarantine was first detected on November 15 when an elderly woman attended hospital and was tested.

Three days later, after a further 20 cases had been discovered, mostly in the woman’s extended family, South Australia went into lockdown for six days, however the period was shortened to three days after initial concerns over the strain’s infectiousness were debunked.

The cluster infected a total of 33 people over two…

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