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SA COVID outbreak means Lightning lockdown

THIS week's COVID-19 outbreak in Adelaide's northern suburbs has led the WNBL to postpone tonight's match in Townsville between Lightning and Southside as a precautionary measure.

Queensland Health confirmed to Basketball Australia that Lightning's personnel needed to remain in self-quarantine in Townsville until next Monday,the team isolated and confined to its accommodation since Monday afternoon’s announcement by the Queensland Government.

Yesterday when news of the outbreak in Adelaide broke, the Queensland Government advised that anyone entering the state from South Australia on or after Monday, November 9 must self-isolate until tested for COVID-19.

The Lightning departed from Adelaide at 6:10am on that Monday, meaning they missed the shutdown deadline by six hours and 10 minutes.

No-one in the team's travelling party has shown any signs of the corona virus and everyone in the group was tested again today and are awaiting the results

At one stage there were fears the WNBL hub may have to shut down but sanity appears to have prevailed.

After the Lightning's test results are in, tonight's postponed match with the Flyers likely will be rescheduled, if possible.

A further statement is expected from WNBL management later today, the Townsville-Sydney game tonight to go ahead as scheduled.

Nov 17

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