South Australia has extended the amount of time it will halt international arrivals for as the state begins lockdown.
Premier Steven Marshall made the announcement on Thursday morning, before Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier confirmed there had been no new virus cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours.
“Last night, I asked the Commonwealth to cancel all international flights into Adelaide until the 30th of November, the end of this month,” Mr Marshall said.
The state’s hotel quarantine program, where returned travellers must isolate for two weeks, has come under intense scrutiny, after a worker contracted the virus and spread it into the community.
The state’s total number of cases remains at 551 with 35 considered active.
Camera IconInternational flights will not return to Adelaide Airport until at least next month. Credit: News Corp Australia, Tricia Watkinson
There remains 23 people linked to the Parafield cluster.
The cluster caused concern for authorities, sparking the six-day lockdown that began on Thursday.
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