Australia’s most populous country has announced new restrictions in the Greater Sydney area in an effort to stem the growing Covid-19 outbreak.
Family gatherings will be held at 10 people and at 300 guest rooms by Wednesday. Residents had been told not to stay at home.
The charges were found in an area close to the beaches north of the city, which entered five days on Saturday.
Since then Sydney residents have been eager to leave the city before Christmas.
Thousands have fled the city of New South Wales (NSW) to neighboring Victoria. In response, Victoria will close its borders to residents of Greater Sydney and NSW Central Coast from midnight. People will face a 14-day separation.
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South Australia has also said that all new arrivals from the Greater Sydney area will have to be separated for 14 days from midnight. People who have been in the North Sea area will be completely banned from the state.
The eruption forced the organizers of the Sydney boat race to Hobart to cancel the event for the first time in its history.
As of Wednesday, Australia had recorded one infection in the area two weeks ago. The country, considered the epicenter of the epidemic, recorded nearly 28,000 illnesses and 908 deaths in total, according to a number of Johns Hopkins University authors.
The boundaries in Greater Sydney – including the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains – could be lifted if no public transfer cases were reported. Includes:
- One-sided rule of 4 sq m (43 sq ft) will return to all house settings including lodges and places of worship
- At the venue, the 300-person pageant will be presented
- Singing and chanting indoors will not be allowed
- Dance floors will not be allowed, except for weddings where up to 20 people from the wedding are allowed
Speaking at a press conference, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged the people of Sydney to wear masks in public even though it was not compulsory. He previously urged all residents to reduce their workloads in the next few days and stay home “without having to” leave.
New Sydney collection
The outbreak of Sydney’s Northern Beaches has grown to 68 cases on Sunday, with 30 new cases recorded 24 hours ago. The new collection appeared a few days before the Christmas season, raising concerns that tourism restrictions could affect festival plans.
More than 250,000 residents were banned from leaving their homes without work, exercise, shopping and sympathy until Wednesday.
Those living in other parts of Sydney have been told to avoid the area. The NSW government has urged all locals to wear masks in public places such as supermarkets and churches and to be “extremely vigilant”.
The next five days were described as “ear-splitting” by infectious disease doctor Mary-Louise McLaws. “We can only hope that it will remain focused on the North Sea, but if it does fall across Australia we will need more consolidation.”
Experiments have shown that the outbreak is similar to the difficulty of the Covid-19 recently discovered from isolated travelers, state officials said. But the authorities still do not know how they got into the community.
They said it spread after the couple failed to separate themselves at home while awaiting the results of the coronavirus test. Their visit on December 11 at the popular grass club and bar in the northern beaches of Avalon has now been identified as a “big distribution” event.
However, it is unclear how the couple – who did not travel overseas – became infected.
Since Australia closed its borders in March, its outbreak has been largely offset by the breach of its hotel reservation program for returning foreign tourists. Such conditions led to a major Australian outbreak in Melbourne.