In the 24-hour period up until 8pm Wednesday night, there were no new locally transmitted cases. However, in that period there were six new cases in hotel quarantine. More than 27,000 people were tested for COVID-19 in that period, but Acting Premier John Barilaro indicated those numbers need to go up.“It influences the decisions we make as a government,” he said. “If there is an opportunity to lift restrictions in the future, and especially around the northern beaches that data is very important.”
The new figures come as virus warnings popped up in towns far away from Sydney, a sign authorities fear the coronavirus could be spreading across the state. An infected person was at the Nostalgia Factor Shop at Kangaroo Valley on December 27. Anyone there between 11.20am and 11.30am has been told to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.The same goes for anyone who ate at the Taj Indian Restaurant in the beachside town of Huskisson.People who dined there on December 27 between 4.45pm and 5.20pm must also get tested.A cricket game between Australia and India went ahead at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.That’s despite previous fears the test match could become a virus seeding event after a man attended a Boxing Day match in Melbourne and later tested positive. “Things are going quite well at the SCG,” Mr Barilaro said. He reminded attendees masks are mandatory throughout the event.
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