Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Sydney lockdown may be extended to new areas

New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian will hold a crisis cabinet meeting on Saturday to determine whether new exposure venues are expected to emerge after Sydney reported another 12 CCP virus cases and established local hotspot areas. More measures will be taken after that.

Berejiklian extended the seven-day lockdown to other areas that may be in place pending expert health advice.

“Case numbers have been in line with what was experienced yesterday, but one of the differences we have seen over the past 12 hours is exposure sites emerging in areas outside those areas. [locked-down] There is also a possibility of people being infectious for a few days in the areas and those areas,” said Premier.

This comes as 29 cases were detected in the 24 hours to 8 pm on Friday, of which 17 had already been announced, taking the cluster to 82 cases.

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said 12 of the 29 new cases were isolated when they tested positive, meaning 17 others were at risk of spreading the virus to the community.

“What we’re looking for is by the time we’ve reached some of those cases, they’ve already circulated,” Jap said.

With millions of people already in lockdown in Sydney, people who live or work in local government areas of Wollahra, Waverly, Randwick, and the City of Sydney have not been able to leave home for a week except for essential purposes. These include work or education, shopping, providing care or outdoor exercise. The order came into effect from 11.59 pm on Friday and will continue till 11.59 pm on Friday, July 2.

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A medical worker prepares for a test at the Bondi Beach Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Center in view of new positive cases in Sydney, Australia, June 17, 2021. (Lauren Elliot/Reuters)

Of the new locations listed as exposure sites, Great Ocean Foods at 5-11 Cadogan Street in the inner-west suburb of Marrickville was of particular concern to NSW health officials.

All employees and customers who visited the seafood wholesaler premises between June 21 and June 25 should be isolated and tested, including all those living in their homes.

Any restaurants and cafes taking delivery from Great Ocean Foods will also be required to self-isolate and test, including members of their households.

Other locations of concern include Cheers Bar and Grill on George Street in the Sydney CBD, a shopping center in Bankstown and an Oporto in Casula. All sites are listed on the NSW Health website.

Chant urged Sydney residents to check the NSW health website before heading out for essential supplies.



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