COVID-19: South Australia goes into 6 days lockdown
As of midnight tonight, Wednesday 18 November, South Australia is going into 6 days of full lockdown to get on top of their current outbreak of COVID-19.
The lockdown is pretty strict, tough, and will be enforced by police. Households are limited to one person out of their homes once per day.
Air travel into Adelaide will require 14 days quarantine unless you are a FIFO worker. You can find full details on the South Australian governments website. Basically you need to register, and not embark on travel until you have received approval by email.
The aviation industry has a difficult road ahead when it comes to sustainability. It’s going to require a relative revolution in technology, with ‘electric planes’ or hydrogen planes, or some form of jet engine that doesn’t require a carbon based fuel. And that is going to require the development of an alternative to jet engines probably.
It’s a big ask. It will take time to develop.
This move to home grown and manufactured SAF is a first step – maybe even a baby step in a very long road of innovation. In the long run, US$200 million won’t even touch the sides.
Fortunately, I don’t have any travel planned to Adelaide at the moment. Its also a lesson, that just because others are being relaxed about transmission of COVID-19, that’s no reason for you to be.
I was startled that virtually no one was wearing a mask in Adelaide. Even though you agree to terms mandating wearing a mask, no Uber driver wore a mask at any stage while I was in Adelaide. Friends of mine have been told not to wear masks by Adelaideians as it would ‘freak people out’.
Well this outbreak is a lesson to us all. Stay vigilant and wear a mask!
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