The South Australian Health Officer has announced that the coronavirus threat to restore the state of memory has been completed.
Professor Nicola Spurrier today confirmed that health authorities have officially shut down Parafield’s COVID-19 group as the state records another day of new cases.
The Parafield collection is believed to have started on November 14, when an elderly patient was found to be at Lyell McEwin Hospital north of Adelaide.
It was then linked to a Pepper hotel worker and Woodifre Pizza Bar.
Thirty-three people were found to be in possession of the collection and the state was repatriated after three of the six proposed days.
At its peak, more than 5000 people were sent to segregation because of the group.
The last case found in the country was confirmed on November 26 by SA Health and the other two cases were confirmed to people already detained in a hotel on November 28.
Professor Spurrier said the current limits where everyone in Greater Sydney should be kept in solitary confinement for 14 days upon arrival in South Africa, and then tested for one, five and 11 would remain in the foreseeable future.
He said as of today, masks are no longer compulsory for health workers, including the elderly.
People who work in services such as hairdressers, beauty salons and tattoo parlors are also allowed to have no masks.
But Professor Spurrier said that while wearing a mask inside is no longer mandatory, he encourages people to continue wearing it if possible.