A confrontational moment when the frail Australian man is rushed to an ambulance from an emergency flight from India
Australian travelers, including a weak man with a heavily taped arm, have been rushed from India to the waiting ambulances on an emergency flight from India.
Ambulance personnel wearing masks and coats could see the man driving a waiting ambulance at Adelaide Airport after 374 Australian citizens arrived in Indonesia on a Lion Air repatriation flight from Chennai via Denpasar on Monday morning.
Another woman was shown strapped to a stretcher and taken to an airport ambulance by health workers.
A South Australia police spokesperson said Daily Mail Australia passengers were being treated for pre-existing medical conditions unrelated to the corona virus.
Authorities said one female passenger had a chronic illness, but had no symptoms of COVID-19.
About six passengers are taken to hospital for reasons unrelated to the virus, The Adelaide Advertiser reported.
An Australian traveler on a repatriation flight with 374 Australians who arrived in Adelaide from India on Monday morning is taken on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance
An ambulance crew was seen wearing masks and gowns and taking the man to the ambulance outside the airport
Passengers on board are quarantined in the Pullman Hotel in the city’s CBD for 14 days and tested for the corona virus.
Another flight with approximately 400 passengers, expected to depart from the Indian city of Mumbai, will arrive in Adelaide on Tuesday at 8:00 AM.
SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said the arrivals would be tested after disembarkation and daily symptom monitoring.
“We are not endangering the health and well-being of our people,” she said.
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said about 45 officers would guard the building to make sure people don’t leave early.
“Given the excellent results we have seen in terms of limiting the spread of the virus in South Australia, we take the security of these people very seriously,” said Mr. Stevens.
South Australia police said passengers were being treated for pre-existing medical conditions unrelated to the coronavirus
Another woman was shown strapped to a stretcher and taken to an ambulance for the airport by masked health workers
The female passenger rides on buses waiting to take travelers to the Pullman Hotel in Adelaide’s CBD, as part of government restrictions that require all foreign arrivals to remain in hotel quarantine for 14 days
Travelers leave Adelaide Airport and board the bus after the repatriation flight landed in the South Australian capital on Monday morning
“I think we can say that we are not losing the war,” said Professor Spurrier.
“We are really well in South Australia.
“We have very high test rates, which is partly because SA Pathology can provide it, but also because South Australians are coming forward and being tested at the right time.”
South Australian Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said personnel supplying food to quarantined travelers would wear protective equipment.
A group of travelers use hand sanitizer before boarding waiting buses to take them to the Pullman Hotel in Adelaide’s CBD
The arrival of the repatriation flight on Monday was part of an interstate operation to bring Australians stranded abroad during the coronavirus pandemic
Those who have been quarantined will have to stay in their rooms for the duration of their 14-day stay – many of whom have arrived in Adelaide from the highway.
The arrival of the repatriation flight on Monday was part of an interstate operation to bring Australians stranded abroad during the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s because the declining infection rate in Australia is easing locking rules, but experts warn that restrictions should persist beyond winter.
Police officers with face masks monitored the arrivals of the flight to Adelaide on Monday
The newcomers to Australia – who will be given their meals by the staff in protective gear – will be checked by 45 police officers at the CBD hotel
South Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory all reported no new cases of coronavirus over the weekend.
Queensland also reported no new diagnoses of COVID-19 on Monday for the first time in more than two months.
Health Minister Stephen Wade said it was too early to lift border controls, but other restrictions would disappear in the coming weeks, including for elective surgery.
Border control will not be the first wave of relaxed restrictions. We will be very careful if we take these restrictions back, ”he told ABC News on Sunday.
A traveler wearing a face mask is seen on a bus at Adelaide Airport waiting to be brought to hotel quarantine for 14 days
SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said arrivals would be tested after disembarkation and daily symptom monitoring
For Queensland, it is the first time in 81 days that there have been no new cases and the state total remains at 1019.
Only 20 people are in the sun in the hospital, seven of them in intensive care with fans.
The Northern Territory, with a population of 245,600, had only 28 cases as of Sunday and no deaths.
“The Northern Territory is in a unique position, it is one of the safest places in the world – we want to keep it that way,” said Health Minister Natasha Fyles.
Australian Medical Association President Rob Parker praised the NT government for closing the borders quickly.