Concern regarding low NSW test rates as health officials advise everyone visiting the BWS store in Berala to be screened and stay in solitary confinement for 14 days
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Two locally acquired Covid 19 cases linked to the Berala cluster in western Sydney were identified by New South Wales, while three new community-acquired cases were registered by Victoria. The most recent two NSW cases were identified overnight after no local cases occurred in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. Sunday – the first time since Dec. 15 that the state has had no community-acquired incidents. Acting Premier John Barilaro said the results were “good news” but encouraged more people to be screened in western Sydney and Wollongong, calling the “far too low” figure of 22,000 tests. Australia Coronavirus Live News: Thousands advised to isolate themselves after exposure to Covid-19Read moreNSW Health said it “expects more cases to emerge” from the Berala cluster “due to the large number of people”
It’s too early to say, but I think people just need to get used to wearing masks,”It’s too early to tell, but I think people just need to get used to wearing masks,”compassionate”compassionate” “If they actually see someone not wearing a mask, they should leave that judgment to the police or other law enforcement officers because you never know what’s behind it with that individual,” she said. The state reported three new cases of locally acquired Covid-19 in Victoria, all connected to the current Black Rock cluster traced to NSW. More than 32,000 Victorians have been tested, which Acting Premier Jacinta Allan called “a very, very strong number,” particularly for a Sunday. In recent days, she defended the long delays at testing centers, pointing out that capacity was limited because health workers were enjoying a break. Covid hotspots NSW: List of coronavirus cases in Sydney and the area. “We wanted to make sure that our hard-working health workers who have worked so hard to protect our community throughout 2020 had the opportunity to take a break,” she said. “On New Year’s Day, Victoria’s decision to close the border with all of NSW resulted in thousands of travelers rushing to return to the state. They all had to be immediately checked.
Allan said that after the NSW border was closed and 175 have been processed so far, Victoria has received around 2,200 applications for entry clearance. Hazard said that public response to the new rules in Greater Sydney was promising, but he said that after receiving “two notices of breach in the last three days,” a 27-year-old Cronulla woman who had been asked to self-isolate in Byron Bay was fined.