No new local cases of the coronavirus have been reported in NSW overnight after some restrictions were imposed following two community infections in greater Sydney.
NSW Health reported that 13,339 tests were performed in the last 24 hours, and five cases of new infections were recorded at Hotel Quarantine.
Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said there was no new case locally, including NSW, was promising and urged people to continue testing.
And the more we see, the more chances are we may see a few more cases, and we’ll have to make that discipline for the person who arrives on April 24. Sydney sider and his wife, who has apparently become positive, obvious link there. But obviously, it’s the same virus.
A new area of concern has been identified at the XOPP restaurant in Chinatown, Sydney, and anyone who was there on Wednesday, April 28th, should definitely get tested.
This morning Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Sydney is unlikely to go into lockdown.
Ms. Berejiklian asked by today’s host, Karl Stefanovic if the city would be forced to lockdown as the authorities race to find the “missing link” between a 50-year-old man from the eastern suburbs and a returned traveler.
“Not at this stage,” the prime minister said.
She suggested that there may not be any new community-related cases of Coronavirus in the state today.
Ms. Berejiklian said the main concern for the authorities was the fact someone had been going about their business in the community not knowing that they had virus, but she was confident in the system to find the source.
The Prime Minister has expressed her displeasure that other states have taken more drastic action in their own recent positive local cases – especially against the NSW.
“I felt a sense of frustration because there is another way through,” Ms. Berejiklian said.
“Yes, it’s a very dangerous disease. Yes, it can kill, but we have to learn to live with it.”
She said Sydney siders should not change their Mother’s Day plans, they should “take extra care” for the next three days.