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Australia Back on Outbreak Alert as Virus Infections Spike

South Australia has reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, which is considered a rapid increase in the state’s first outbreak since April.

South Australia has reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, which is considered a rapid increase in the state’s first outbreak since April. 

The cluster has urged Australian states to reimplement strict quarantine measures on anybody coming from South Australia. 

According to authorities from South Australia, a worker from a quarantine hotel caused the outbreak. 

“We are facing our biggest test to date,” South Australia Premier Steven Marshall said.

He later established new social distancing rules and reimposed restrictions at cafes, gyms and restaurants. 

The number of people that are allowed at funerals were restricted to 50 people, while church services were capped at 100.  

Pubs, clubs and restaurants are now restricted to 100 people per venue with a maximum booking of 10 people only.

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