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SA COVID lockdown: Junior doctor helped save Adelaide from coronavirus second wave

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It has been revealed an “astute” young doctor helped save South Australia from a full-blown second wave of coronavirus cases.

Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier has revealed that a junior doctor was responsible for picking up the state’s first potentially-devastating COVID-19 case on Saturday, which sparked the Parafield cluster.

She says the doctor at the Lyell McEwin Hospital noticed an 80-year-old woman, who turned out to be a close contact of an infected medi-hotel worker, had a cough and urged her to get tested.

That test then came back positive.

Spurrier has praised the young woman’s actions, saying it was an incredibly astute move at a time when South Australia was believed to have zero coronavirus cases outside…



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