South Australia declares week-long hard lockdown

Masks will be mandatory in public places and all outdoor exercise will be banned

South Australia is going into a hard lockdown for six days, mandating masks in public and banning funerals to control its COVID-19 outbreak.

Professor Nicola Spurrier.

Schools, cafes and factories will close from midnight on Wednesday and all outdoor exercise will be prohibited.

GP practices and other medical services will be allowed to remain open, but people will otherwise have to stay home unless