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NSW has recorded ten new COVID-19 cases, three of which are part of the new Croydon cluster in Sydney’s inner west.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has revealed that these ten new coronavirus cases were from 24 hours to 8 pm last night.
The index source of the Croydon cluster, which now totals nine cases, remains under investigation.
Ms Berejikilan said, “Today’s one case is linked to an isolated transport worker who tested COVID-19 positive earlier this month. Five of Today’s cases are directly connected to the Avalon cluster on the northern beaches. Three locally acquired COVID-19 cases are linked to the Inner West cluster, and one case is under investigation.”
South Australia Premier Steven Marshall confirmed that after the latest COVID-19 cases come, SA will enforce a hard border with NSW from 12.01 am tonight.
Wednesday, health authorities founded a positive coronavirus case in the northern suburbs of Sydney.
The chief health officer Kerry Chant said that this COVID-19 infection had now been linked to the Avalon cluster.
She said the man travelled into Mona Vale for some work-related issue between December 13 to December 19 and urged anyone who attended Pittwater Place between those dates to get tested if symptoms present.
Further, one case from western Sydney is under investigation. And seven cases are also found in return travellers who are in quarantine at the hotel.
The premier Gladys Berejiklian said that “during the previous 24 hours, almost 28,000 people across the state were tested and got an increase in COVID-19 positive cases in previous days.”
However, tough limits have been placed on New Year Eve’s household gatherings. It includes five guests on a day, and that cap will remain indefinitely.
Ms Berejiklian said while it was pleasant to see case numbers fall, the situation continues “very volatile.”
She said it’s mandatory to wear masks in indoor public places.
NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant also praised the increased coronavirus testing numbers yet urged the society to “strive for even higher COVID-19 testing rates”.
“If you have any symptoms today, please avoid going to NYE gatherings or any functions,” she said.
People are asked to make sure to check the new restrictions for New Year’s Eve before throwing any part.
Further, Australian citizens are encouraged to restrict non-essential gatherings at any place during New Year Eve so It can minimise the risk of COVID-19 community transmission.