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Winery Linked To Five Covid Cases

By Wednesday 21 July 2021July 25th, 2021No Comments

A South Australian winery is at the centre of the Covid-19 Modbury cluster that has sent the state into lockdown.

Five cases are currently linked to Tenafeate Creek Wines at Yattalunga near Gawler.

“Thanks for all your kind messages and thoughts during these challenging times,” the owners said on Facebook.

“In line with the new Covid restrictions, our cellar door and dining will be closed until further notice.”

There are 12 cases in total with two linked to the popular restaurant The Greek on Halifax.

“Both these are super-spreader events – the winery and The Greek on Halifax,” chief health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said.

“If you were at that winery and you haven’t heard from us, get tested and put yourself in quarantine.”

Exposure sites from the Modbury cluster are listed on the SA Health website.

The cluster started when an elderly man returned from Argentina. He had been given one job and did his full quarantine in Sydney before returning to Adelaide.

He developed respiratory symptoms and went to Modbury Hospital and returned a positive result at 2.30am on Monday.

Currently 12 million Australians are in lockdown including in NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

Under South Australia’s lockdown conditions vineyard and wine production can continue but cellar doors are all closed.

Tenafeate Creek Wines is owned by former hairdresser Larry Costa.

Update: the number of cases linked to the winery increased to 10 on Sunday. There are 18 cases in the cluster.

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