As Victoria wrestled with its recent lockdown, a ferocious battle played out on Twitter between supporters and opponents of the Andrews Government approach. A team of researchers has unpicked the hashtag trends behind the campaigns for social media hearts and minds.
UPDATED: Plane-loads of returning Australians arriving in Adelaide this week will be forced to quarantine at a temporary medi-hotel facility if they test positive for COVID-19, despite past state government assurances of a stand-alone site in the wake of the Parafield cluster.
Chief public health officer Nicola Spurrier had been growing “concerned” in recent weeks about the number of positive COVID-19 cases emerging in South Australia’s medi-hotels, with authorities today defending their policy not to regularly test people working in the facilities.
International arrivals into South Australia have risen sharply in the past two months, leading to the expansion of Adelaide’s hotel quarantine program and an increase in quarantined coronavirus infections recorded in the state.