Restrictions reintroduced as NSW records 30 new coronavirus cases
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced today’s rise in COVID case numbers, along with a raft of restrictions to stop the spread.
NSW has reported 30 new cases of community transmission in the past 24 hours, 28 of those have already been directly linked to the Avalon cluster. Two of the new cases are from an unknown source and have yet to be traced, although they both live in the northern beaches area.
“While the numbers are higher today than yesterday, the one positive is we still have not seen evidence of massive seeding outside the Northern Beaches community and our aim, of course, is to keep that in place,” Ms Berejiklian said.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has also announced new lockdown restrictions for Greater Sydney as the northern beaches COVID cluster continues to spread.
As of today, everybody in the greater Sydney area including the Blue Mountains and Central Coast is limited to 10 guests in their homes at any one time.
The premier also announced new restrictions for hospitality venues that applies to all indoor venues and places of worship.
All indoor public settings have also reverted back to the 4 sqm rule, and dancing in settings other than weddings has been banned.
Popular venues in Sydney’s inner city and inner west have been added to the list of sites on NSW Health’s warning list as authorities track COVID-19’s spread from the northern beaches cluster.
Anyone who was at the Strawberry Hills Hotel (3-6pm), Nomad (12.45-2pm) or Cafe Toscano (3.30-6pm) for an hour or more on Wednesday, December 16 should get tested immediately and self isolate until December 30.