Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

A boy has tested positive for COVID-19 after being on the same flight as a flight attendant in Virgin Australia who tested positive for the virus.

SA Health says the teenager was on Virgin flight VA219 from Melbourne to Adelaide with the flight attendant on October 4 and tested positive for COVID-19 after a test yesterday.

He was one of 25 passengers quarantined on arrival in South Australia, as required under the current border restrictions.

After the positive case, however, SA Health said quarantine arrangements would now “reflect this higher level of concern”.

The other five flights over three days that the flight attendant traveled on included:

  • VA218 Adelaide to Melbourne on 4 October
  • VA827 Melbourne to Sydney and VA808 Sydney to Melbourne on 5 October
  • VA1593 Melbourne to Newcastle and VA1594 Newcastle to Melbourne on 6 October.

Separately, SA Health says a Victorian truck driver who tested positive yesterday failed to use QR code check-in, meaning there may be more exposure points next to service stations in Yamba and Port Augusta.

SA Health has removed the BP Port Augusta Truckstop and replaced it with the OTR service station in the same city at the same times – between 23:00 on Friday 8 October and at 12.30 on Saturday 9 October.

The driver was escorted to a medi hotel in Adelaide on Saturday after being tested at Yamba on Friday.

Vaccinations are open for walk-ins

South Australia’s metropolitan mass vaccination clinics will take walk-in appointments from tomorrow.

People no longer need to order to get a jab at the hubs Noarlunga, Playford or Wayville.

About 72 per cent of South Australians over the age of 16 have had their first bite, while 54 per cent are fully vaccinated.

People waiting outside a building with signs saying entry to COVID -19 vaccination clinic
People waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Adelaide Showground in Wayville.(

ABC News: Carl Saville

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Prime Minister Steven Marshall said it would make it much easier for people to get vaccinated.

“They can show up and get that vaccination,” he said.

“People can drive by and have an extra half hour extra in their diary, they can go straight in – whiz in – and they want to protect themselves, their work colleagues and their entire state.”

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