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Miner tests positive for virus after flying to Adelaide from Sydney

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The man was tested when he arrived and put into isolation – as the state announced a new vaccination push

A miner has tested positive for COVID-19 after travelling from Sydney to Adelaide.

The man flew in on Virgin flight VA 406 yesterday.

It departed Sydney at 7.30am.

Anybody who was at Adelaide Airport between 8.30am and 10.30am on Friday should be alert for for symptoms and get tested.

The man was tested when he arrived and put into isolation.

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The check-in area at the Adelaide Airport.

Meanwhile the state will now allow anybody aged over 12 to book a Pfizer vaccine from Monday.

It will become the only state allowing over 60s to get that jab; it's usually reserved for younger people.

Premier Stephen Marshall said on Facebook: "It's part of our plan to accelerate our pathway out of the pandemic as we add more than 60,000 new appointments from next week.

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"We are making excellent progress, with 40% of our eligible population fully vaccinated - but we must keep going to ensure we can safely lift more restrictions."

Source: 9News

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