Boy tests positive to COVID-19 in Adelaide after flight connected with Virgin Australia case



A boy has tested positive for COVID-19 after being on the same flight as a Virgin Australia flight attendant who tested positive for the virus. Key points:A Virgin flight attendant tested positive for COVID-19 last weekSince then, a teenage boy on one of the same flights with the attendant has also contracted the virusMeanwhile, a truck driver with COVID-19 may have visited more exposure sites than previously disclosedSA 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 who went into quarantine upon arriving in South Australia, as required under current border restrictions.However, after the positive case, SA Health said quarantine arrangements would now “reflect this higher level of concern”. The other five flights over three days that the flight attendant travelled on included:VA218 Adelaide to Melbourne on October 4VA827 Melbourne to Sydney and VA808 Sydney to Melbourne on October 5VA1593 Melbourne to Newcastle and VA1594 Newcastle to Melbourne on October 6.Catch up on the main COVID-19 news from October 10 with a look back at our blog Separately, SA Health says a Victorian truck driver who tested positive yesterday failed to use QR code check-in, meaning there could be more exposure locations alongside 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 town at the same times — between 11:00pm on Friday, October 8, and 12:30am on Saturday, October 9. The driver was escorted to a medi-hotel in Adelaide on Saturday after being tested at Yamba on Friday.Vaccinations open to walk-ins South Australia’s metropolitan mass vaccination clinics will take walk-in appointments from tomorrow.People will no longer need to book to get a jab at the Noarlunga, Playford or Wayville hubs.About 72 per cent of South Australians over 16 have had their first jab, while 54 per cent are fully vaccinated. People waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine at Adelaide Showground in Wayville.(ABC News: Carl Saville)Premier Steven Marshall said it would make it much easier for people to be vaccinated.”They can turn up and have that vaccination,” he said.”People can be driving past and have an extra half an hour in their diary, they can go straight in — whiz in — and they’ll be protecting themselves, their work colleagues and their whole state.”Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 8 minutes 10 seconds8m Do we really need booster vaccines for COVID-19?What you need to know about coronavirus:Loading form…



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