There are revived fears of community-based transmission of COVID-19 in South Australia after an adult student who tested positive for the virus attended two schools.

The woman, in her 20s, attended both Thebarton Senior and Roma Mitchell Secondary colleges while infectious.

She attended Roma Mitchell College, in Gepps Cross, for an after-hours education program.

This was the second case to be confirmed on Sunday, alongside a teenage girl who returned home from Melbourne on Jetstar flight JQ774 on July 26.

Both schools will stay closed for at least a day and a large-scale contact tracing effort is underway, while the campuses are deep-cleaned.

Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said: “Unfortunately this person did attend (school) during the infectious period.”

“Anybody who attended the schools and develops symptoms will need to isolate and get tested.”

Source – The Advertiser