A raft of new restrictions are being implemented in Greater Sydney as the city tries to get the upper hand on its latest COVID-19 outbreak.
The wife of a man in his 50s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs, who tested positive yesterday, has also been diagnosed with the virus.
Nine of the man’s other close contacts have also been tested, however all of those results have come back negative.
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In a bid to limit the spread of the virus, NSW Health Authorities are implementing a number of restrictions in Sydney that will kick in from 5.00pm this afternoon.
They include mask wearing indoors, a limit of 20 people in the home, and no singing or dancing in indoor venues except weddings.
NSW Health Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the Sydney man has the same strain of the virus as a returned traveller from the US.
Authorities are currently in the process of reviewing CCTV to determine how the man picked up the virus.
“We are exploring and currently reviewing CCTV footage to look at how the transmission occurred, how it got from this individual to our case, and what we’re concerned about is that there is a missing link,” Dr Chant admitted.
A number of exposure sites have been identified, with the public health alert expected to be updated throughout the day.