South Australian officials are holding an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss it border restrictions with the east coast as more Omicron cases present in Sydney.
With at least 15 cases now suspected in Australia, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens called the emergency meeting, which could see tougher border restrictions implemented with NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
He said the crisis talks were called to discuss what was appropriate for the state to manage the new strain.
If a decision is reached, the state government will need to implement the border orders.
It was less than two weeks ago that SA opened its borders to all Australian jurisdictions on November 23.
This resulted in Western Australia reinstating its border restrictions with SA.
Camera IconPolice Commissioner Grant Stevens will hold crisis talks on Saturday to discuss SA border restrictions with NSW, Victoria and the ACT. NCA NewsWire / Kelly Barnes Credit: News Corp Australia
The Omicron outbreak at Sydney’s Regents Park Christian School worsened as more students contracted the virus on Friday.
Just how a student caught the variant of concern has left authorities baffled, as they had not recently travelled overseas nor had any connection to anyone who recently arrived into Australia.
There are 13 cases linked to the western Sydney school cluster with at least three students that have tested positive.
NSW Health authorities are racing to keep on top of the outbreak as the ACT recorded its first Omicron case in a fully vaccinated person who tested positive on December 1.
Camera IconSA borders opened less than two weeks ago on November 23. NCA NewsWire / David Mariuz Credit: News Corp Australia
SA recorded four new Covid-19 cases on Friday, with one of them being completely unlinked to the Norwood cluster that sits at 19 infects.
Authorities are working to determine the source of infection in the woman in her 30s who spent time in the Port Noarlunga area, in Adelaide's south.
It’s sparked another urgent call for local residents to get tested if they have even the mildest of symptoms.Internet Explorer Channel Network