COVID-19 Cluster Grows to 28 on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

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28 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to spread throughout Australia, this time on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, now reaching a total of 28 known cases.

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant believes that the spread of the virus on the beaches originated at the Avalon RSL, prompting officials to urge Northern Beaches residents to stay home for the next 3 days.

Residents from the Northern Beaches will not be able to travel to Victoria, following the introduction of a “traffic light” system, in which Red Zone travellers (those from hotspot regions) will be unable to enter the state, and those from Greater Sydney will be designated as “Amber Zone” residents, who will require a COVID-19 test and isolation upon entry to VIC. Regional Sydney residents are considered to be in the “Green Zone,” meaning they can travel freely.

Those hoping to travel to Western Australia from the NSW will be required to quarantine for 14 days, and those from the Northern Beaches will be required to do the same in the Northern Territory.

Queensland will be similarly be requiring Northern Beaches residents to quarantine for 14 days, and Tasmania will be banning any entrance from Northern Beaches residents.

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