South Australia’s health director urged people to use QR codes as health officials struggle to identify those who failed to check in at exhibition sites frequented by two positive truck drivers to COVID.
The state recorded no new COVID-19 infections on Sunday.
Nicola Spurrier said CCTV footage showed people at two exhibition sites who did not check in using a QR code.
“Quite honestly there could have been someone who is already close contact in Adelaide, who maybe even went to football this weekend, but we have no way of knowing because if anyone one did not register, it is again very difficult to find this information, “she said on Sunday.
There are now eight new level 1 exhibition sites, all service stations or truck stops, in Port Augusta and Ceduna as well as one in Nundroo.
During the worrying period, 16 contacts entered a gas station in Port Augusta without registering.
Dr Spurrier said transaction records at the sites would be used to help identify contacts and add them to the 39 people who have already been identified and quarantined.
“Just because until now it has looked like a big city problem when we have major outbreaks, it’s so important that we remember to do our QR checks no matter where we are in the state,” he said. she declared.
The two truck drivers, who have visited SA NSW twice in the past nine days, “were doing the right thing” and wearing masks and being tested regularly, Dr Spurrier said.
They tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday in Perth.
There is only one COVID-19 patient in intensive care in South Australia – a woman who has been transferred from Broken Hill and remains in stable condition.