NSW records one new case, as classrooms prepare to welcome students back

Just one new case of coronavirus has been detected in New South Wales overnight, as schools prepare to welcome back students.

Though only 5,200 tests were conducted in the latest 24 hour period, compared to around 8,000 daily tests, as has become usual over weekends.

NSW Health has confirmed the case is from an overseas traveller from the UK, and is pleased it’s from a known source.


It comes as students prepare to return to the classroom around the state today, for one day of face-to-face learning per week.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian hopes that today brings a sense of relief to the community, that the state is moving forward.

“It is a significant day today and we ask everybody to move forward cooperatively, we have had that already.

“I want to thank all of our teachers and principals. More importantly, I want to thank the parents and students who have had to adjust to life like they have never experienced before.

“Hopefully today, we will bring a sense of relief and a sense to the community that we’re moving forward in a positive way.

“If the next two weeks go well, we expect to have full-time face to face teaching very quickly in New South Wales by the end of May.

“As I have said, we anticipate there will be face to face teaching and in many, if not the majority of our schools,” the Premier said.

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Why are we still accepting returning overseas travelers. Block the boarders for a month and get this under control.