New South Wales has recorded 16 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian warning the state is on high alert as they try and avoid an outbreak of community transmission.
Of the new cases, one is an international traveller who remains in hotel quarantine while the remaining 15 cases are connected to known outbreaks.
“So, the fact that is not
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Ms Berejiklian said the next four weeks will be “the most critical time” for the state and has pleaded for everyone to “think seriously” about their weekend plans.
“Please whether or not you live in a community which has had cases or not, we want everybody
“Think about the number of people you are
The Premier admitted that officials have a “level of anxiety” about the extent of community transmission if residents fail to abide by the rules.
NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant urged people to wear a mask if they’re in an environment where they cannot social distance.
“We encourage the use of masks where social distancing is not available,” Dr Chant said.
“We see masks as the fourth prong of a strategy which is really around where you can’t socially distance.”