The state of South Australia announced a six-day lockdown on the “circuit breaker” from midnight on Wednesday as authorities in the city of Adelaide came up against a sudden coronavirus cluster.
Schools, restaurants and factories were slated to close while home stay orders were placed for residents across the state after a group of 22 cases began at a hotel quarantining travelers from overseas.
“We go hard and we go early. Time is of the essence and we need to act quickly and decisively. We can’t wait to see how bad this gets,” said Prime Minister Steven Marshall.
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