Quantcast
More

    Fruit: Apple found by a jogger on a woodland run in Wiltshire turns out to be a new variety 

    'Pale and mottled oddity': Apple found by a jogger on a woodland run in Wiltshire turns out to be a new variety Nature-lover Archie Thomas...

    Donald Trump’s tiny desk sparks hilarious memes as he finally admits he will leave the White House 

    'Donald Trump was moved to the kiddie table this Thanksgiving': The president's tiny desk sparks hilarious memes as he gives testy White House press...

    Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney puts on a busty display in bikini with beau Jonathan Davino in Maui

    Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney puts on a busty display in a black bikini as she packs on the PDA with longtime beau Jonathan Davino...

    Medical expert who rushed to shutdown South Australia over COVID-19 outbreak has ‘no regrets’

    Medical expert who rushed to shutdown South Australia over COVID-19 outbreak says she has ‘no regrets’ – as state records one new case

    • Health officer Nicola Spurrier advised the premier to lock down South Australia
    • It followed fears that that a super strain of coronavirus had been unleashed
    • A pizza customer falsely told contact tracers he had Covid-19 from a pizza box
    • Strict lockdown came to an end at 11.59pm on Saturday, three days early 

    The medical expert who raced to lock South Australia down over the state’s COVID-19 outbreak has said she has no regrets.

    Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier advised premier Steven Marshall to throw the state into one of the world’s toughest lockdowns last Wednesday, over following fears that a super strain of the virus had been unleashed in Adelaide.

    While the lockdown was downgraded on the weekend after contact tracers realised an infected worker had not come into contact with as many people as claimed, Ms Spurrier maintained she made the right call.

    ‘I have no regrets on my advice and decision-making last week. I’ve no doubt it was the right thing to do,’ she said. 

    Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier (pictured) advised premier Steven Marshall to throw the state into one of the world’s toughest lockdowns last Wednesday

    Residents across the state were needlessly stuck in their homes for three days after it was revealed a customer at the Woodville Pizza Bar in Adelaide contracted the virus from a pizza box touched by an infected worker.

    However, contact tracers discovered the customer had lied and that he had actually been working at the restaurant and in close contact with another positive case. 

    Police Commissioner Grant Stevens revealed on Saturday morning the 36-year-old had also worked as a kitchen hand at the Stamford Hotel and was in Australia on a temporary graduate visa that’s due to expire in mid December. 

    The commissioner said although the employee’s actions had an ‘unbelievable impact’ on South Australians, there was no penalty for lying and he won’t yet be charged or fined.  

    Despite the false information, Mr Marshall backed Ms Spurrier on Sunday and said the state narrowly avoided catastrophe.

    ‘The consequences of not acting quickly and following that health advice would have been absolutely catastrophic on all businesses, families and individuals in our state in a few moments time.’

     

    More to come

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo tempted to start a back four against Arsenal

    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo tempted to start a back four against Arsenal after changing system for the first time in three years in...

    Glenn Close reveals she REFUSED to cry onscreen playing US vice president in Air Force One

    Glenn Close reveals she REFUSED to cry onscreen playing US Vice President in Air Force One: 'I don't think that would happen' By Sameer Suri...

    Kourtney Kardashian comes out unscathed from Thanksgiving dinner as she flaunts her gorgeous figure

    Kourtney Kardashian comes out unscathed from Thanksgiving dinner as she flaunts her gorgeous figure in satin lilac bikini top By Glenn Garner For Dailymail.com ...

    Five-year-old boy fighting for life after being mauled in face and neck by dog at Lake Macquarie 

    Five-year-old boy fighting for life after being mauled in the face and neck by a dog at a home By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail...