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New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged Sydneysiders to come forward and get tested. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged Sydneysiders to come forward and get tested.

Mandatory mask rules to remain in NSW as Sydney records six new local coronavirus cases | SBS News

Health authorities in NSW confirm six new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, all linked to a person in Western Sydney. Gladys Berejiklian says testing numbers need to increase before restrictions ease.Health authorities in NSW confirm six new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, all linked to a person in Western Sydney. Gladys Berejiklian says testing numbers need to increase before restrictions ease.

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New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian says mandatory mask wearing rules will stay in place while testing numbers remain low. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian says mandatory mask wearing rules will stay in place while testing numbers remain low.

Coronavirus NSW: Mandatory masks to stay in place until testing rises

The NSW Premier has lashed out her Victoria counterpart for not reopening the border sooner after the federal government declared Australia no longer has any coronavirus hotspots.The NSW Premier has lashed out her Victoria counterpart for not reopening the border sooner after the federal government declared Australia no longer has any coronavirus hotspots.

Gladys Berejiklian blasts Daniel Andrews for not opening Victorian border as NSW records new cases | Daily Mail Online

A fourth Australian Open arrival has tested positive for coronavirus, as Victoria's quarantine boss refuses to "water down" hard lockdown directions for playe...A fourth Australian Open arrival has tested positive for coronavirus, as Victoria's quarantine boss refuses to "water down" hard lockdown directions for playe...

Vic won't budge on Open player lockdown | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun | Bellingen, NSW

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said testing rates in NSW must increase before restrictions can be eased.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said testing rates in NSW must increase before restrictions can be eased.

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan says the state government is yet to get health advice clearing the way for border rules with NSW and Qld to be eased.Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan says the state government is yet to get health advice clearing the way for border rules with NSW and Qld to be eased.

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A fourth Australian Open arrival has tested positive for coronavirus, as Victoria's quarantine boss refuses to "water down" hard lockdown directions for playe...A fourth Australian Open arrival has tested positive for coronavirus, as Victoria's quarantine boss refuses to "water down" hard lockdown directions for playe...

Vic won't budge on Open player lockdown | Bunbury Mail | Bunbury, WA

The federal government will charter another 20 flights to bring home Australians stranded overseas. The decision follows international air carrier Emirates' m...The federal government will charter another 20 flights to bring home Australians stranded overseas. The decision follows international air carrier Emirates' m...

More charter flights to bring Aussies home | Port Lincoln Times | Port Lincoln, SA

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian voiced frustration with Victoria's travel restrictions on Sunday, saying that the NSW-Victorian border should have reopened "quite a while back".NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian voiced frustration with Victoria's travel restrictions on Sunday, saying that the NSW-Victorian border should have reopened "quite a while back".

Six cases of community transmission linked to a household in NSWSix cases of community transmission linked to a household in NSW

Six cases in NSW, 'inconclusive' wastewater detection in Mount Beauty | The Border Mail | Wodonga, VIC

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Border restrictions: What you need to know before you go | The Courier | Ballarat, VIC

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Testing is underway to help NSW experts link the seven cases back to known clusters. If they can, Sydney will remain on track to meeting Queensland's border rules.Testing is underway to help NSW experts link the seven cases back to known clusters. If they can, Sydney will remain on track to meeting Queensland's border rules.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A cluster of new coronavirus cases has emerged in Australia's New South Wales State, health officials said on Sunday, just as the country appeared on the verge of snuffing out all community transmission. Health authorities were still investigating a mystery case in a man who tested positive on Friday in the western Sydney suburb of Berala. All six locally acquired cases registered on Sunday were close contacts of the man. Australia, which has managed the coronavirus better than many other nations through targeted lockdowns and high rates of testing and contact tracing, last week recorded a day of zero locally acquired cases, raising hopes that outbreaks in three states over the summer holidays had been brought under control. The latest outbreak shows how easily the virus can spread, New South Wales state leader Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney as she called for more people to come forward for testing. What is really important is to make sure that, given we are towards the tail end of this particular outbreak, that there have not been other superseding events and we want to keep it that way, Berejiklian said. Australia has a strict policy of two weeks in hotel quarantine for returned international travellers. The country has tightened procedures since the virus seeped into the community from a hotel security worker last May, sparking a second wave and a four month lockdown in the second biggest city of Melbourne. On Friday, three people on two charter flights tested positive on arrival in Melbourne, which will host the Australian Open tennis tournament next month, and among the people placed in hard hotel quarantine were 47 players, who are barred from leaving their rooms to practise. Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley on Sunday confirmed the year's first Grand Slam will go ahead from Feb. 8 despite anger from some of the players over the quarantine rule. Australia's new infections rose to 18, of which 12 involved returned travellers, health officials said, bringing the country's total to just over 28,700 cases and 909 deaths. (Reporting by Melanie Burton; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A cluster of new coronavirus cases has emerged in Australia's New South Wales State, health officials said on Sunday, just as the country appeared on the verge of snuffing out all community transmission. Health authorities were still investigating a mystery case in a man who tested positive on Friday in the western Sydney suburb of Berala. All six locally acquired cases registered on Sunday were close contacts of the man. Australia, which has managed the coronavirus better than many other nations through targeted lockdowns and high rates of testing and contact tracing, last week recorded a day of zero locally acquired cases, raising hopes that outbreaks in three states over the summer holidays had been brought under control. The latest outbreak shows how easily the virus can spread, New South Wales state leader Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney as she called for more people to come forward for testing. "What is really important is to make sure that, given we are towards the tail end of this particular outbreak, that there have not been other superseding events and we want to keep it that way," Berejiklian said. Australia has a strict policy of two weeks in hotel quarantine for returned international travellers. The country has tightened procedures since the virus seeped into the community from a hotel security worker last May, sparking a second wave and a four month lockdown in the second biggest city of Melbourne. On Friday, three people on two charter flights tested positive on arrival in Melbourne, which will host the Australian Open tennis tournament next month, and among the people placed in hard hotel quarantine were 47 players, who are barred from leaving their rooms to practise. Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley on Sunday confirmed the year's first Grand Slam will go ahead from Feb. 8 despite anger from some of the players over the quarantine rule. Australia's new infections rose to 18, of which 12 involved returned travellers, health officials said, bringing the country's total to just over 28,700 cases and 909 deaths. (Reporting by Melanie Burton; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

Ongoing investigations have not yet found the source of a coronavirus case which led to six new locally acquired cases on Sunday. New South Wales Chief Health Officer said the six new locally acquired cases were linked to a case from Western Sydney announced on Saturday. “We don’t the exact link to their source,” she said. “We are waiting for genome sequencing which will be available later today.” Ongoing investigations have not yet found the source of a coronavirus case which led to six new locally acquired cases on Sunday. New South Wales Chief Health Officer said the six new locally acquired cases were linked to a case from Western Sydney announced on Saturday. “We don’t the exact link to their source,” she said. “We are waiting for genome sequencing which will be available later today.”

Gladys Berejiklian urges more people to come forward for testing as alerts issued for Concord hospitalGladys Berejiklian urges more people to come forward for testing as alerts issued for Concord hospital

NSW records six new local Covid cases, including healthcare worker at Sydney hospital | Health | The Guardian

The NSW Premier has reiterated that restrictions will only be eased once COVID-19 testing rates increase in the community.The NSW Premier has reiterated that restrictions will only be eased once COVID-19 testing rates increase in the community.

Six COVID-19 cases diagnosed as restrictions remain in place | Illawarra Mercury | Wollongong, NSW

MELBOURNE, Jan 17 — A cluster of new coronavirus cases has emerged in Australia’s New South Wales State, health officials said today, just as the country appeared on the verge of snuffing out all community transmission. Health authorities were still investigating a mystery case in a man who...MELBOURNE, Jan 17 — A cluster of new coronavirus cases has emerged in Australia’s New South Wales State, health officials said today, just as the country appeared on the verge of snuffing out all community transmission. Health authorities were still investigating a mystery case in a man who...

Small Covid-19 cluster emerges in Sydney suburb | World | Malay Mail

Six new coronavrius cases have been recorded outside of quarantine in Western Sydney, the highest daily total in more than two weeks.Face masks are still mandatory.

Sydney Has Recorded Six New Cases Of Community Transmission

Victoria is lifting its strict border ban on interstate travellers from Brisbane with most of Sydney to fol...

Coronavirus: Victoria lifts border restrictions for Brisbane

Another flight full of Australian Open participants has been placed into "hard" lockdown in quarantine, after one person tested positive for coronavirus. The...Another flight full of Australian Open participants has been placed into "hard" lockdown in quarantine, after one person tested positive for coronavirus. The...

Case detected on second Aust Open flight | Blue Mountains Gazette | Katoomba, NSW

Western Australia is easing border restrictions for Victoria after the state extended its streak of no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases. The WA government...Western Australia is easing border restrictions for Victoria after the state extended its streak of no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases. The WA government...

WA eases Victoria border rules | The Standard | Warrnambool, VIC

Western Australia is close to easing border restrictions for Victoria after the state extended its streak of no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.Western Australia is close to easing border restrictions for Victoria after the state extended its streak of no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.

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Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria all recorded no new community cases on Friday, spurring hope Western Australia could start relaxing hard border measures in the near future.Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria all recorded no new community cases on Friday, spurring hope Western Australia could start relaxing hard border measures in the near future.

A man had tested positive for coronavirus, so did all six of his close contacts.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Australia/NZ News -A man had tested positive for coronavirus, so did all six of his close contacts.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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