Daniel Andrews says genomic tests confirm connection between northern beaches and MCG case with up to 2,500 possible contacts in self-isolation
In the 24 hours to 8 p.m., New South Wales and Victoria reported no cases of group transmission. As genomic tests linked the positive case visiting the MCG to Sydney’s northern beaches on Wednesday.
After 8 p.m., NSW reported one new case at the northern beaches, which will be included in the figures on Friday.
In Victoria, more than 32,000 tests were performed, and nearly 28,000 tests were performed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. From Wednesday.
The root of a mystery case continued to be investigated by health authorities who tested positive after taking part in the second day of Boxing Day testing on Dec. 27 and went shopping on Boxing Day at Chadstone mall.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said Thursday that genomic testing had confirmed the man’s infection was related to an outbreak on the northern beaches of Sydney.
Andrews said, “This is a virus coming out of Sydney,” “I can’t tell you exactly how.”
Andrews said the man’s potential interactions are between 2,000 and 2,500 individuals in self-isolation.
Anyone who was between 12:30 p.m. in zone five of the MCG’s wide South Stand Oh, and 3:30 p.m. Before they get a negative result, they will have to be checked and isolated on Dec. 27. People who have visited a number of stores listed on the website of the Victorian Health Department in the Chadstone Shopping Centre must also be checked and isolated.
The New Year’s Day Test match in NSW started on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where capacity is limited to 10,000 individuals.
Acting NSW Premier John Barilaro said that new rules had made the SCG “risk-free.” including mandatory mask-wearing, fines and a ban on people from some suburbs attending.
In order to access the stadium, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said people would not have to show their driver’s license because he did not want people to be “held up” by queues and avoid social distancing.
Barilaro said for upcoming A-League games, including one at Newcastle, similar criteria for wearing masks would also be added.
“These types of requirements, including the 25 percent cap, will apply to those games,” he said.
We want to make sure that we are organizing sporting activities that are healthy for the public around the world, but we also know that these events are important to the economy, and we feel we can do that in the best possible way.
At the Sydney Test, spectators must wear a mask at all times, except while eating or drinking, or face a fine of $1,000.
Residents of the suburbs of Wentworthville, Belmore, Auburn, Berala, Lidcombe North, Regents Park and Rookwood are excluded from taking part in the test, as is anyone who attended the MCG on 27 December at the affected booth.
In addition, additional venues have been added to the list of potentially affected venues in Wentworthville in Sydney’s west and Huskisson and Kangaroo Valley on the south coast.
Added to the list of sites are Wentworthville BWS, Domino’s Pizza, Woolworths, Green Farm Meat NSW Halal, Udaya Supermarket, Ambeys Big Apple, Sri Lakshmi Supermarket, Pizza Hut and Swagath Biryani House.
At 69 Veron Lane, behind the Wentworthville Community Centre, NSW Health has also opened a new testing site in Wentworthville.