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More staff testing, more pay needed after medi-hotel virus breakout

The virus outbreak from an Adelaide medi-hotel shows that all staff working in such quarantine facilities should be tested not just weekly – as ordered only after the fact – but daily, argues epidemiologist Catherine Bennett. And increased pay for those staff must be discussed to avoid them having to work at other sites and risk infecting others.

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SA bans single-use straws, cutlery

Single-use plastics such as straws and cutlery have been banned in South Australia but the COVID-19 pandemic will delay the introduction of the new laws until early next year.

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Pandemic plugs SA's brain drain - for now

It has taken a global pandemic to reverse the decades-long trend of working-age South Australians leaving the state for opportunities interstate and overseas. But will they stay once the crisis is over?