Australia news- South Australia will change its approach to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as it prepares to end a declared state of emergency.
The new government has passed new legislation to reform the state's public health agency and allow some virus restrictions to be lifted after the state of emergency is planned for June 30.
The new laws will allow the continuation of some rules imposed during the pandemic period, such as vaccination, adherence to the medical mask inside hospitals and health care centers, and some other rules.
The government will also set rules for people infected with Covid-19 and people who are in contact with them, but it will not impose a closure on cities, nor enter hospitals, nor even impose a mask in public places.
Prime Minister Peter Malinauskas said South Australians had been under the tough rules for two years and now it was time for them to be scrapped.
"It will be important to keep some rules to protect non-vaccinated people in the population when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted," he added.
“Those who are not vaccinated are most at risk and severe symptoms of Covid-19.”
On Tuesday, the state discovered two new strains of Covid-19, and last week announced that one person had been infected with the BA.4 variant and another with the BA.5 variant mutated from Omicron.
And both injuries belong to people coming from outside Australia, where the chief health official, Nicolas Spurier, said that the number of infections with the sub-variables is rising, especially after discovering their great potential for rapid spread.
As for the severity of her symptoms, Spurier said it was too early to know how serious they were.
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