Australia on observe for second consecutive day with out native COVID-19 transmission

NSW well being authorities are nonetheless investigating the supply of a case in Moss Vale reported on Saturday.

This might delay the NSW-Queensland border reopening if Queensland maintains its place of requiring NSW to document 28 days with out unlinked neighborhood transmissions.

Queensland has previously imposed a 48-hour deadline to hyperlink circumstances to recognized clusters earlier than it resets the so-called border clock.

NSW Well being is asking folks within the Southern Highlands and south-western Sydney who might have interacted with the Moss Vale case to get examined if they’ve delicate signs.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian mentioned she hoped all state borders can be opened quickly.


“In two weeks’ time we’ll be welcoming Victorians again to NSW and that is one thing we’re happy with. It is one thing that is not with out threat however I hope it demonstrates to all different state premiers that we’re doing our half to unify households [and] to unify companies,” she mentioned.

There have been 9499 assessments performed within the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday.

Residents in Sydney’s Hills District are additionally being requested to get examined for delicate signs after the state’s sewage surveillance system detected virus fragments on Sunday.

The catchment covers about 120,000 folks in Sydney’s north-west, together with the suburbs of Citadel Hill, Rouse Hill and Kellyville, though the sewage outcomes may very well be triggered by somebody who had the sickness as much as eight weeks in the past and was “shedding” the virus.

In the meantime, Ms Berejiklian mentioned Sydney’s New Yr’s Eve fireworks show must be loved on TV at dwelling or a neighborhood suburban venue.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says New Year's Eve fireworks should be enjoyed at home or at a local venue.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says New Yr’s Eve fireworks must be loved at dwelling or at a neighborhood venue.Credit score:Wolter Peeters

Entry to the CBD might be restricted to folks with bookings to metropolis eating places, pubs and golf equipment.

Designated viewing areas that often entice tens of 1000’s of individuals might be reserved for healthcare and frontline employees holding tickets to attend.

“Please don’t count on to go to town CBD for New Yr’s Eve,” Ms Berejiklian mentioned at a press convention. “When it comes to the general public areas, when usually 1000’s and 1000’s of individuals congregate, that gained’t be taking place this 12 months to be COVID-safe.”

The Premier mentioned the fireworks show can be shorter than regular, lasting solely “a few minutes”, and there wouldn’t be a 9pm present.

“We’re assured that each single venue in and across the CBD might be full. However what is basically essential is you gained’t be capable to go to the CBD except you’ve booked in someplace,” she mentioned.

Metropolis places of work will be capable to host occasions for his or her workers, however Ms Berejiklian mentioned she would spend the night celebrating from dwelling and inspired others both to do the identical or to assist a venue close by.

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