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Australia NSW Health records additional COVID-19 case, masks mandatory for public transport in Greater Sydney

05:35  18 june  2021
05:35  18 june  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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NSW records one new locally acquired COVID - 19 infection authorities fear was the result of "very fleeting contact" with a previous case . Ms Berejiklian said the new infection appeared to have contracted the virus while at Myers inside Westfield shopping centre at Bondi Junction, on June 12. A limousine driver, the first known case in the latest cluster, attended the venue on the same day. Ms Berejiklian said masks would be mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney for the next five days.

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NSW has recorded one new locally acquired COVID-19 infection which authorities fear resulted from "very fleeting contact" with a previous case.

The growing case numbers have prompted NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to reintroduce mask wearing on public transport.

The Sydney eastern suburbs cluster has grown to four after a man in his 50s tested positive for the virus yesterday.

Ms Berejiklian said the new infection appeared to have contracted the virus while at Myer inside Westfield shopping centre at Bondi Junction, on June 12.

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A limousine driver, the first known case in the latest cluster, attended the venue on the same day.

Chielf health officer Kerry Chant said CCTV footage which was being reviewed showed the two cases having "fleeting exposure" inside the store.

The positive test was recorded after yesterday's 8.00pm reporting deadline and will be officially recorded in tomorrow’s numbers.

There were two new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8.00pm yesterday, both of which were previously reported.

The first was a woman in her 70s who attended the Belle cafe in Vaucluse at the same time as the limousine driver.

The limouisine driver and his wife, who also tested positive, had visited a swathe of venues across Sydney's eastern suburbs as well as North Ryde.

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Health authorities are continuing to determine whether those considered casual contacts should be upgraded to close contacts.

Premier Berejiklian advised anyone considered to be a casual contact not to travel.

"If health updates [you] to a close contact you will have to come back and isolate," she said.

"So we are strongly recommending that if you are a casual contact that you not travel in the next little while and make sure you follow the health advice."

Health authorities are yet to determine whether a Baulkham Hills man who tested positive yesterday is a "false positive" or an old case.

None of his close contacts have tested positive but Ms Berejiklian said he had been included as a positive case in the latest reporting figures "through an an abundance of caution". 

Ms Berejiklian said masks would be mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney for the next five days.

The Premier said the mask mandate would only apply to Greater Sydney as opposed to previous restrictions which included Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.

"For the next five days we want everybody to wear masks on public transport to make sure that if the virus is circulating it doesn't spread," Ms Berejiklian said.

"As has been evidence in the two cases, a fleeting passing is all that it takes. Some people for some reason aren't contagious and some are extremely contagious.

"The randomness of that is what makes it scary."

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