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States close borders to South Australia after Covid cluster rises to 17 cases – live news

Contract tracers in Adelaide working to contain outbreak that broke months-long streak of no community cases in SA – follow the latest updates

Royal Melbourne Hospital has revealed four in 10 of its COVID-19 infected staff were from the Royal Park campus, despite the site only accounting for about 10 per cent of its workforce, reports the AAP.

In a new peer-reviewed report published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday, the hospital laid out its response in curbing the outbreak.

The Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is set to front media soon, likely to give some update on the border with South Australia.

She has tweeted this morning confirming the government is considering placing restrictions on SA travellers, including possible mandatory quarantine.

Anyone about to leave Adelaide should be advised we are assessing the COVID-19 outbreak and may place restrictions on travel, including mandatory quarantine on arrivals. More details will be announced shortly. #COVID19Aus

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