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A high school student has tested positive to coronavirus in South Australia.

The girl’s school, Woodville High School in north-west Adelaide, has since been closed for cleaning, with all students and staff plunged into isolation.

Anyone who was at the school on Monday must immediately self-isolate with all members of their household until further notice, SA Health revealed. 

A female high school student has tested positive to coronavirus in South Australia . The student's school, Woodville High School in north-west Adelaide, has since been closed for cleaning (stock image)

A female high school student has tested positive to coronavirus in South Australia . The student's school, Woodville High School in north-west Adelaide, has since been closed for cleaning (stock image)

A female high school student has tested positive to coronavirus in South Australia . The student’s school, Woodville High School in north-west Adelaide, has since been closed for cleaning (stock image)

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should present for testing as soon as possible.

Woodville is the sixth school in South Australia to be shut down in the past week, as COVID-19 continues to plague the state.

Its six day lockdown ended early on Saturday, after officials discovered the state wasn’t suffering a rare and virulent form of the virus as first thought. 

A security guard at the Peppers Hotel has been identified as South Australia’s ‘patient zero’.

Health authorities confirmed on Wednesday the security guard had been the first to contract coronavirus after it was initially believed the outbreak came from an infected cleaner at the medi-hotel.

Woodville is the sixth school in South Australia to be shut down in the past week, as COVID-19 continues to plague the state (pictured, testing clinic on November 19)

Woodville is the sixth school in South Australia to be shut down in the past week, as COVID-19 continues to plague the state (pictured, testing clinic on November 19)

Woodville is the sixth school in South Australia to be shut down in the past week, as COVID-19 continues to plague the state (pictured, testing clinic on November 19)

A security guard at the Peppers Hotel has been identified as South Australia's 'patient zero' who ultimately plunged the state into a strict lockdown (pictured, vehicles queuing up for testing)

A security guard at the Peppers Hotel has been identified as South Australia's 'patient zero' who ultimately plunged the state into a strict lockdown (pictured, vehicles queuing up for testing)

A security guard at the Peppers Hotel has been identified as South Australia’s ‘patient zero’ who ultimately plunged the state into a strict lockdown (pictured, vehicles queuing up for testing)

Premier Steven Marshall said CCTV taken from the Adelaide hotel confirmed that no staff member had been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said authorities are yet to determine how the virus was transmitted from an infected returned traveller to the staff member.  

The outbreak from the hotel has been linked to the state’s Parafield cluster which has 29 cases.

‘There was also absolutely no incidents of staff going into the travellers’ rooms. And certainly no inappropriate behaviour at all,’ Dr Spurrier said.  

The outbreak from the hotel has been linked to the state's Parafield cluster which has 29 cases (pictured, day one of Adelaide's lockdown)

The outbreak from the hotel has been linked to the state's Parafield cluster which has 29 cases (pictured, day one of Adelaide's lockdown)

The outbreak from the hotel has been linked to the state’s Parafield cluster which has 29 cases (pictured, day one of Adelaide’s lockdown)

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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