There have now been 13 new confirmed cases of coronavirus asssociated with baggage handlers at Adelaide Airport.

11 baggage handlers have now tested positive to the virus, while there have been two positive tests in the workers’ family workers.

The new airport cases are among 30 confirmed across the state on Wednesday, with the state’s ledger now sitting at 367.

In light of the outbreak at the airport, new testing criteria has been announced.

Now anybody who has visited the airport in the last 14 days and is now showing symptoms has been advised to get tested and self-isolate.

Health officials, however, have not advised that the airport should be closed immediately.

“We feel confident the airport is able to continue operations,” the state’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Michael Cusack told AAP.


Qantas is working with SA Health to trace any employees who may have had contact with the baggage handlers, with enhanced cleaning measures introduced in aircraft and airports.