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Adelaide nurse slams South Australians who are complaining about the strict six-day lockdown

A young nurse battling the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed on ‘entitled’ South Australians who are complaining about the strict six-day lockdown.

Danielle Abbott, who works at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide, lashed out at those in lockdown with a photo shared to Facebook on Wednesday.

The nurse, clad in PPE gear, detailed the strenuous work that was being carried out by healthcare workers on the frontline everyday.

”I’m too entitled to stay at home for six days”,’ she wrote in the post, adding she was feeling ‘drained’. 

Danielle Abbott, from the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide lashed out at those in lockdown during a video shared to Facebook on Wednesday

Danielle Abbott, from the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide lashed out at those in lockdown during a video shared to Facebook on Wednesday

The young nurse urged those in lockdown to think about the healthcare workers on the front line

The young nurse urged those in lockdown to think about the healthcare workers on the front line

‘This is what we wear. New PPE as we enter a patient’s room, and we throw it out as we leave; repeat,’ she wrote.

‘It’s not about you.’

The post was flooded with dozens of comments supporting Ms Abbott, with many ‘thanking’ her for her work and for speaking so honestly.

It comes as South Australians spend their first day in one of the world’s strictest lockdowns.

The cluster of cases linked to Parafield, in Adelaide’s north, jumped to 23 on Wednesday. 

A doctor at the Lyell McEwin Hospital picked up the first coronavirus case in the cluster after an elderly woman arrived at the emergency department on Friday with a cough.

There are 35 official active COVID-19 infections across the state.   

The outbreak was sparked by a woman who worked as a cleaner in the Peppers Hotel, one of Adelaide’s quarantine facilities, who may have picked up the virus from a surface and then infected other family members. 

The nurse described that healthcare workers had to change in and out of PPE gear with every patient, and urged 'entitled' South Australians to change their opinions

The nurse described that healthcare workers had to change in and out of PPE gear with every patient, and urged ‘entitled’ South Australians to change their opinions

WHAT IS CLOSED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA: 

  • Universities and all schools except for children of essential workers and vulnerable children 

  • Pubs, cafes, coffee shops, food courts and takeaway food 

  • Elective surgery except for urgent operations and cancer treatment 

  • Open inspections and auctions for real estate 

  • All outdoor sport and physical activity 

  • Regional travel is not approved

  • Aged care and disability residential care will be an lockdown

  • Factories other than food and medical products will be closed except for where it is necessary for them to remain open to prevent damage to machinery

  • The construction industry

  • Holiday homes will not be available for lease or rental

  • Weddings and funerals

  • Masks will be required in all areas outside the home 

  • Only one person per household once a day is allowed to access groceries 

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As a result, the entire state has been locked down for six days with residents unable to leave their homes except for medical care of essential groceries. 

All schools closed along with universities, pubs, cafes, food courts and even takeaway food outlets.

Regional travel is banned and visitors will be locked out of aged care centres and residents are unable to leave.

Factories are shut, along with the construction industry, and elective surgery has been halted.

Weddings and funerals are banned along with all outdoor sport and exercise.

Residents are required to wear masks outside the home. 

People are only allowed to leave their homes once each day to buy groceries or to seek medical treatment.

Supermarkets, petrol stations, medical centres, critical infrastructure, public transport, airport and freight services, banks, post offices, school and childcare for essential workers and veterinary services remain open.

It was also announced on Thursday that Victoria’s border to South Australia would shut for 48 hours with a permit system to come in for the next two weeks.

Pictured: Police on the lookout in Adelaide CBD as six-day lockdown begins on Thursday

Pictured: Police on the lookout in Adelaide CBD as six-day lockdown begins on Thursday

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