The Maralinga Tjaruta Lands in South Australia have been closed to the general public over worries Covid-19 will reach their communities.

The closure of the community comes as eight new exposure sites have been named by South Australia health linked to the two infected truck drivers who visited the state from NSW twice in a week.

One of the new locations is Nundroo Roadhouse – promoting an ‘Extremely Urgent’ Facebook post from the CEO of Yalata Anangu Aboriginal Community nearby.

The Facebook post said, ‘it has been advised that two COVID positive truck drivers bought dinner at Nundroo Roadhouse while carrying the virus last week.’

‘If you were there around 6.30pm – 8:00pm on Saturday the 21st of August you MUST self-isolate immediately at your current location and call Tullawon Clinic on (08) 8625 6237.

SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier has praised the community for getting the message out and is urging everyone to get tested.

South Australian Chief Public Health officer Nicola Spurrier