South Australia has recorded a significant spike in new infections, breaking the country’s successful streak of community containment, after several months without any locally acquired corona virus case.
NAN reports that the state of around 1.7 million people, recorded 14 new Covid-19 infections on Monday, up from just three the day before.
According to officials, the cluster is thought to have spread from a hotel .Australia’s other states and the Northern Territory apart from the most populous state of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, home to Canberra, have re-introduced travel restrictions on South Australia, declaring it a coronavirus hotspot.
Recall that last week, Australia recorded three consecutive days of zero new locally acquired infections across the country, at a time when cases soared across Europe and the United States.
The country has taken a lockdown approach, alongside rigorous testing and tracing to contain the virus.
The nation of around 25 million people has recorded just over 27,700 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic significantly fewer per capita than most developed countries.