Restrictions in NSW after new Covid case found

Cars lined up at a drive-through Covid-19 testing clinic at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay

NSW has a new community case of Covid-19, linked to the Queensland outbreak.

"The response to the current COVID-19 outbreak in Queensland is no different, with people who have been in specific locations in Brisbane and in Byron Bay being asked to self-isolate and get tested", he said.

"Until the end of Easter, four local government areas will be subject to some restrictions".

"It is our strong preference - it will not be mandatory but it is our very strong preference - that if you live in any of those four local government areas, that you don't travel outside those areas", she said on Wednesday. So if we see the same number of test results tomorrow, this is very, very encouraging news. "If there is community transmission, we don't want it seeded to other parts of New South Wales", she said.

"Clearly we would ... expect that there will be additional cases, given the close proximity that the travel party would have had with each other".

One is another nurse at the hospital who had received her first dose of the vaccine, while the second case is her housemate.

Festival organisers have a government-approved Covid-19 safety plan in place after the event was cancelled past year, but the Queensland outbreak could put the Easter event in jeopardy.

The Brisbane hospital was placed into an emergency lockdown yesterday, after an alert to staff. Either way, if you went to either of the above places at those dates and times, you must get tested, go into quarantine, monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms and get retested if any arise - and stay in self-isolation for the whole fortnight even if you receive a negative result.


Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the infections were reported late on Sunday night.

"She has since developed some symptoms, but she was part of that testing".

'Her sister is also positive and we are not sure whether the transmission has happened there'. "She had been vaccinated prior to working that shift".

Yesterday Queensland imposed a three-day lockdown, after a cluster of the United Kingdom strain ballooned to seven.

She also urged people in NSW to cancel any Easter holidays to Queensland, warning them they could get trapped there if the Brisbane lockdown was extended.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the state's health authorities are due to decide on a possible extension of the lockdown this evening, but previously warned a further escalation of cases could see the directive pushed back.

"Absolutely critical that we rule out any unlinked community transmission of COVID in our community". I think that's probably our highest.

"I know that the Queensland Government will continue to review these restrictions, and have an excellent website providing detailed information about what people in Queensland, including visitors, are required to do", Mr McTavish said.

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