South Australia has recorded one new case of coronavirus.
The man, aged in his 20s, acquired the virus while in Victoria.
He returned to South Australia on a flight on July 28.
Eighteen people on the same flight have been ordered to self-isolate, in addition to two relatives of the man.
He was on Jetstar flight JQ774 on Tuesday.
South Australians were earlier urged to reconsider travel to Queensland after new cases of COVID-19 community transmission in the Sunshine State.
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As of Sunday, 203 of the nation’s almost 300 deaths had been in aged care.
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US Health Secretary Alex Azar says any US vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 would be shared fairly with the rest of the world, once the US need has been satisfied.
There are more than 200 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in development around the world, including more than 20 in human clinical trials.
US President Donald Trump has vowed to have a shot ready before year’s end, though they typically take several years to develop and test for safety and…
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