South Australia registers two new cases of covid-19, the state reaches 80 percent double vaccination

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South Australia has registered two more new cases of covid-19 a man and a woman in their 20s who both got their infection between the state.

Seven people with active covid-19 infections have arrived in SA since the state opened its borders with New South Wales, Victoria and ACT on Tuesday.

In a statement, SA Health said that one of the last two cases has returned to its state of residence to quarantine and is therefore not included in the figure for active cases.

SA Health and Prime Minister Steven Marshall say the state has now reached the 80% double vaccination rate for those aged 16 and over.

But the latest figures, at midnight last night, show that 79.5 percent of people aged 16 and older have been fully vaccinated.

There have been no updates to the exposure sites since yesterday, then 15 places were listed in connection with three previous positive cases.

“It’s not doom and gloom,” says the small business owner

Kalymnos Pastries were among them exposure locations announced yesterday.

SA Health considered the Torrensville store to be a site with a “low risk of temporary contact” on Tuesday between 11:15 and 11:55, which means that people who attended at that time must monitor for symptoms and be tested immediately if any develop.

Owner George Diakomichalis said the news came as “a bit of a shock”.

A man standing in front of a store
George Diakomichalis from Kalymnos Bakverk in Torrensville.(ABC News: Eric Tlozek)

“You are thrown back because you do not think it will happen so soon, as much as you know it will, and to you,” he said.

Mr Diakomichalis said he and his wife decided to close the shop today for cleaning, even though they did not have to.

“Because we need to take care of ourselves, our families, our KP family – so our team – and our customers,” he said.

“So we’ll take that slap, close today, do the right thing so we feel better about it and reopen on Saturday as usual.”

Mr Diakomichalis said he wanted to be positive and “lead by example”.

“In a way [it] “It’s a blessing because we’re one of the first small businesses to hit South Australia since the borders opened and it’s a warning to all of us to realize that we’re doing the right thing,” he said.

Mr Diakomichalis said the situation was challenging but “life would be quite boring if it were not for the challenges”.

“The reality is that it is something we all have to deal with and move forward positively, so do the right things, so that we can move forward and return to normalcy sooner rather than later,” he said.

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