South Australia records two new cases of COVID-19, state reaches 80 per cent double vaccination

South Australia has recorded another two new cases of COVID-19 — a man and a woman in their 20s who both acquired their infection interstate.Key points:The Premier says South Australia has reached 80 per cent double vaccination for people aged 16 and overThe state has also recorded two new cases of COVID-19Both were acquired interstateSeven people with active COVID-19 infections have arrived in SA since the state opened its borders to New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT on Tuesday.In a statement, SA Health said one of the two latest cases has returned to their state of residence to quarantine and are therefore not included in the active cases figure.SA Health and Premier Steven Marshall say the state has now reached the 80 per cent double vaccination rate for ages 16 and over.But the most recent figures, as of midnight last night, shows 79.5 per cent of people aged 16 and over have been fully vaccinated.There have been no updates to the exposure sites since yesterday, when 15 sites were listed in connection with three previous positive cases.’It’s not doom and gloom’, says small business ownerKalymnos Pastries was among the exposure sites announced yesterday.SA Health deemed the Torrensville shop as a “low risk casual contact” site on Tuesday between 11:15am and 11:55am, which means people who attended at that time must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if any develop.Owner George Diakomichalis said the news came “as a bit of a shock”. George Diakomichalis from Kalymnos Pastries in Torrensville.(ABC News: Eric Tlozek)”You’re thrown back because you don’t think it’s going to happen so soon, as much as you know it’s coming, and to you,” he said.Mr Diakomichalis said he and his wife decided to close the store today for cleaning, although they were not required to.LIVE UPDATES: Read our blog for the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic”Because we need to look after ourselves, our families, our KP family — so our team — and our customers,” he said.”So we’re going to take that hit, close today, do the right thing so we feel better about it, and reopen Saturday as per normal.”Mr Diakomichalis said he wanted to stay positive and “lead by example”.”In a way [it] is a blessing because we’re one of the first small businesses that have been affected in South Australia since the borders have been opened and it’s a warning shot to all of us to make us realise to do the right things,” he said.”And this is part of the pathway to go back into normality, so it’s not doom and gloom.”Mr Diakomichalis said the situation was challenging but “life would be pretty boring if it wasn’t for the challenges”.”The reality is it’s something we all have to deal with and move forward positively, so do the right things, for us to be able to move forward and go to normality sooner rather than later,” he said.Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 3 minutes 18 seconds3m 18s What COVID-19 travel insurance doesn’t cover you for(Emilia Terzon)What you need to know about coronavirus:Loading form…

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