Australia NSW State reports 8 new cases of Covid-19

Modesto Morganelli
Luglio 19, 2020

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian just took the stand to give an update on how NSW is faring given the recent outbreaks across the state, and what we'll need to do in order to keep a lid on this thing - including reimposing some key lockdown restrictions that we all smugly thought we'd seen the back of. Cafes, clubs and restaurants will be required to adhere to the same restrictions being enforced at pubs from today. "What's happening with all these cases is we need to make sure all these measures are in place to protect us all".

"If you have a smaller space, you might only be allowed to have 20 people in your space", she said. "We do not want any sort of mingling, that spreads the disease".

The move comes after Wednesday's announcement that restrictions would be further tightened for NSW pubs.

Weddings and corporate events will also be limited to 150, and funerals and places of worship 100. "The numbers we talk about are caps and they relate to the larger venues across the state, the number of people they can have on their venue will be far less than what we are advocating".

The celebration must take place with everyone seated at all times, and anything held indoors is still subject to the four-square-metre rule.

In a statement, Mr Morrison said he had received advice from the acting Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, that there would be a "significant risk" to politicians, staff and the wider Canberra community if parliament went ahead. "They are emotional occasions where people know each other and that increases the risk of transmission". Bookings in venues will be capped at 10 people per table and a maximum of 300 people in venues at one time or one customer per four square metres.

Dr McAnulty warned with the virus being so active, anyone anywhere in NSW should not hesitate to get tested if they have symptoms.

"We are anxious about any seeding that might have happened in Victoria, even a month or so ago that has been bubbling along beneath the surface". "We think it's OK to gather around, come together, but it's not", he said.

Two more Victorians have died and 217 new coronavirus cases were recorded overnight as the state continues to battle a second wave of infections.

The surge in COVID-19 cases dents any hope of a quick economic rebound in Australia and may dash hopes of a "travel bubble" with neighbor New Zealand set for September.

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