Lodge quarantine air flow could have triggered coronavirus cluster that despatched SA into lockdown
South Australia’s public well being chief says poor air flow within the hall of an Adelaide quarantine resort could have triggered the coronavirus cluster that despatched the state into lockdown final month.
Chief Public Well being Officer Nicola Spurrier stated a assessment of CCTV imaginative and prescient from the Peppers Waymouth Lodge discovered no “important breaches” of an infection management.
South Australia’s medi-hotel system got here beneath intense scrutiny after it was linked to the Parafield cluster, which was recognized final month.
Contact tracing efforts targeted on a person who was a kitchenhand on the Stamford medi-hotel, however labored a second job on the Woodville Pizza
Bar alongside a coronavirus-infected safety guard from Peppers.
Issues have been heightened when two Nepalese returned travellers initially thought to have caught coronavirus abroad have been revealed to have acquired it whereas quarantining in Peppers.
Detectives combed by means of about 500 hours of CCTV, a lot of which was filmed on the medi-hotel, to assist contact tracing efforts and decide what occurred.
Professor Spurrier has beforehand stated evaluation of the safety imaginative and prescient confirmed that it was a safety guard who contracted the virus first from a returned traveller from the UK, and never a cleaner as first thought.
In a press release at present, Professor Spurrier stated the an infection occurred whereas the safety guard was within the hall on the ground the place the UK traveller was staying – however that employees had adopted protocols.