Crowds Rush to Supermarkets as 6-Day Lockdown Announced for South Australia to Contain COVID-19 Cluster

Crowds of people rushed to supermarkets in South Australia on November 18 after the announcement of a six-day lockdown to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 in Adelaide.

Lines of people were seen outside shops in Adelaide and surrounding suburbs, with some lines nearly an hour long according to local news reports.

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall announced the measures on November 18, which included the closure of hospitality venues, the construction sector, aged care homes and schools except for the children of essential workers, according to local news reports. The restrictions also included bans on sport and travel, as well as a strong encouragement to wear face masks outside the home, as per the same report.

There were 22 cases linked to the new cluster and seven further cases suspected, according to reports. Credit: Kath Inglis via Storyful