Restrictions Reimposed in Sydney After Indian COVID Case was Detected

The New South Wales (NSW) government has re-introduced COVID-19 restrictions for Greater Sydney after another locally acquired case of the coronavirus was detected.

The NSW government has reimposed the mandatory wearing of masks on all indoor venues and public transport from Thursday to Sunday after the state has recorded an additional case of community transmission overnight.

“In other states, they would have locked down the whole city, they would have closed businesses, they would have stopped events, they would have said you can’t dance at weddings,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

“We’re not doing any of that, this is a proportionate response to the risk,” she added.

She also said that they haven’t established yet how the virus got from the original overseas traveler to the patient they have identified on Wednesday.

The NSW government said that gatherings in homes will be limited to 20 people, singing and dancing will not be allowed except in weddings and the two-square-meter rule has not been adjusted.

The Premier however encouraged its people to enjoy their Mothers’ Day as planned.

The health authorities earlier have reported two cases on Thursday including the man in his 50s who tested positive for COVID-19.


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