Medical experts dispute claims of new COVID strain in SA

Despite not recording any new infections overnight (to Thursday 19 November), an explosion of cases linked to hotel quarantine in Adelaide has seen the state enter a stringent six-day lockdown that will be followed by at least another eight days of enhanced restrictions.

Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, speculated that if the coronavirus circulating in SA is a different viral isolate, it could be the M349K variant found in Europe, which is reportedly more infectious. READ MORE.