Health Authorities in NSW are breathing a slight sigh of relief today, with no new COVID-19 cases detected in the community.
It’s an encouraging sign for the state after more than 7000 people came forward for testing in the past 24 hours.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said while no new local cases have been recorded today, she “wouldn’t be surprised” if cases did pop up over the coming days.
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“I know that we hope that we do not have any cases arise in New South Wales but I would not be surprised if we did, so we must brace ourselves,” The Premier said.
It comes after two Brisbane women crossed the border into NSW at the weekend while unknowingly infected with COVID-19.
The women attended a hens party in the popular tourist town, with another five people who were at the celebration also testing positive to the virus in Queensland today.
As a result, a number of Byron Bay venues have been put on alert, including the Byron Beach Hotel, Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park women’s communal toilets, Mokha Café, The Farm Byron Bay, and Betty’s Burgers.
Anyone who was at the below venues during the affected times is being told to immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days.
While anyone who attended the venues listed below is considered a casual contact, and must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.
The Premier has reassured residents that the NSW Government is “very confident” they have provisions in place to “
At this stage, NSW has decided to keep the border open to Queensland, however, residents are being advised not to travel to Brisbane or Byron Bay.