South Australia will introduce a plan to keep positive COVID-19 cases under police guard at a special facility, as the state announced no new cases.
Positive COVID-19 cases in South Australia will be taken to a dedicated facility as part of a major crackdown on the state’s medi-hotels.
Security at the facility will be provided exclusively by SA Police officers and protective security officers, Premier Steven Marshall has announced.
The state recorded no new cases on Wednesday, after two more cases were linked to the local Parafield cluster on Tuesday.
Announcing the suite of new measures, Mr Marshall said one option being considered for the specialised facility is the old Wakefield hospital.
“Staff working at the facility will not be deployed to other medi-hotels or high-risk environments, including aged care facilities, correctional facilities or hospitals,” he told reporters.
“All staff who are working in the dedicated facility have access to the Hotel for Heroes facility, so that they have the option to rest away from their home.”
Mr Marshall said the strategies will be discussed with the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) before it is implemented.
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