The truck driver tests positive for COVID-19 at the SA-Victoria border test site in Riverland

SA Health says a Victorian truck driver tested positive for COVID-19 at the border test site at Yamba, in Riverland, today.

It said the man in his 20s continued to drive through South Australia towards Western Australia before being notified of the result.

He was now escorted to an Adelaide medi hotel.

No public exposure spots have been identified, but some may be announced tonight.

More than a dozen positive truck drivers have been moving through the state in recent weeks.

The man had a coronavirus test on Friday and the result came back today.

Another driver tested positive after a test in Yamba on Thursday night.

Yamba is located on Sturt Highway, the main route between Adelaide and Sydney.

From Thursday, all truck drivers entering South Australia from NSW, ACT or Victoria must have had at least one COVID-19 vaccination.

Airline crew member positive

Earlier today, it was announced that a cabin crew member from Virgin Australia had tested positive for COVID-19, with six flights between Melbourne and Adelaide, Sydney and Newcastle now listed as exposure sites.

These flights include VA219 From Melbourne to Adelaide and VA218 Adelaide to Melbourne on 4 October, VA827 Melbourne to Sydney and VA808 Sydney to Melbourne on 5 October and VA1593 Melbourne to Newcastle and VA1594 Newcastle to Melbourne on 6 October.

The 25 passengers on the flight to Adelaide have been contacted by SA Health.

They were already quarantined for 14 days as needed when they entered South Australia from Victoria.

Airline personnel have also been identified as primary close contacts.

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