South Australia’s glitch-prone home quarantine app relies on facial recognition technology that struggles to recognise users, is likely vulnerable to racial and gender bias and can be hacked within minutes, experts warn.
South Australia has recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 16 of which are connected to a school reunion in Norwood.
South Australia’s governing institutions have been hit by the state’s first community transmission of COVID-19 since borders reopened last week, with parliament shut down this morning and an administrator to take the place of the SA Governor who is in isolation after a negative test.
South Australia has likely recorded its first locally acquired COVID cases since borders opened last week, with SA Health saying an interstate traveller is believed to have “passed on” the virus to two residents at a weekend event.
South Australia’s new home quarantine app has received overwhelmingly negative reviews, with users reporting that a vital component of the state’s reopening plan is close to unworkable.
The federal government has cancelled South Australia’s agreement with a global climate alliance under foreign interference laws, in a move branded “incredibly petty”.
The arrival of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant to Australia has prompted calls for South Australia to shut out new arrivals until more is known about it.