Two-year-old is rushed to hospital with coronavirus after flying into Australia from overseas – as entire plane is put on alert
- The toddler has been taken to Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide
- South Australia Chief Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said she was ‘quite unwell’
- Additional testing will be carried out on those who were on the same flight
The toddler has been taken to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital for treatment with South Australia Chief Health Officer Nicola Spurrier describing the child as ‘very unwell’.
‘The family have tested negative at this stage. Because this is a child, and they are under 12, they would not have been wearing a mask on the air flight,’ she said.
‘We’re just a little bit more anxious about that particular flight and as a result we will be implementing additional testing for anyone else who was on that flight, and they will be having a day three test as well.’
The toddler has been taken to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital for treatment with South Australia Chief Health Officer Nicola Spurrier describing the child as ‘very unwell’
Professor Spurrier said her thoughts are with the little girl’s family.
The young girl is one of two South Australians being treated for the virus in hospital.
The other, a man in his 60s, is in a stable condition, Professor Spurrier said.
The health department also revealed on Thursday that all aged care workers in SA are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
These workers can get the jab through state health clinics instead of waiting for the federal government to organise the rollout.
The state also earlier announced they would not be imposing stricter restrictions despite the growing Covid-19 crisis across the border in Victoria.
The current restrictions limit capacity at venues such as pubs and restaurants to 75 per cent.
More to follow.