New South Wales have confirmed four new cases of coronavirus overnight, after a surge in testing numbers.
In the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night, over 9,700 tests were conducted. All of the new cases are from known sources.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian is encouraging these testing numbers to continue, warning that people will have to be tested multiple times.
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“If you have a symptom, and you get tested and you’re negative, in a few weeks time you might feel unwell again, so you need to come forward and get tested again.
“Do not just assume that once you get tested and it’s negative that you are cleared up, quite the contrary,” the Premier said.
It comes as New South Wales prepares to further lift restrictions, with some businesses able to welcome back patrons from this weekend.
Restaurants, cafes and pubs will be able to have up to ten people in the venue at one time, in line with national guidelines.
The Premier says authorities are prepared for an increase in daily case numbers, and the community should be ready for it as well.
“Please don’t expect the handful of cases we’re getting every day to continue next week and beyond because the increase in activity does mean extra cases,” the Premier said.