Premier Steven Marshall lauded SA’s record testing rates as the state endures its first day of widespread “circuit breaker” lockdowns.
In a press conference, the Premier congratulated South Australians for supporting the lockdown, while reminding people of the reasons behind the hard-line lockdowns.
“We still have potentially thousands of South Australians who visited a site of concern and may be carrying this disease,” Mr Marshall told reporters on Thursday morning.
However despite growing concerns health authorities have reported that there have been zero new, confirmed cases in South Australia today.
23 confirmed cases of the disease are now linked to the Parafield cluster, with 17 more suspected cases still being treated as active.
While both Premier Steven Marshall and Dr Nicola Spurrier congratulated South Australians on their rate of testing, people are being reminded to only get tested if they are experiencing symptoms and have been to one of the high-risk locations as outlined by health authorities.
With the increase in demand for testing, Victoria Park’s testing station will remain open for 24 hours over the next 24 hours, while the Elizabeth testing station will open until midnight.
Two more testing stations are expected to open in Adelaide’s north and west in the coming days.