- Sydney NewsGreater-Sydney Covid-19 restrictions extended in a bid to avoid a potential super spreader event
Greater-Sydney Covid-19 restrictions extended in a bid to avoid a potential super spreader event
Zero cases, Sydney on high alert
NSW health authorities remain on edge about a super spreader as Greater Sydney's COVID restrictions are extended for another week.
Investigations into the source of the two new locally acquired cases continue with Premier Gladys Berejiklian explaining on Twitter that wearing masks in retail and hospitality venues have been eased from today but are still mandatory on public transport and in public indoor venues, such as theatres, hospitals and aged care facilities.
The extended restrictions, in effect until 12:01am Monday May 17, include no drinking while standing at indoor venues and singing and dancing still off the cards while house gatherings remain limited to 20.
NSW Health announced that despite no new cases of COVID in the community over the weekend contact tracers still can't find the missing link of how a man in his 50's contracted the virus before passing it onto his wife.
“The contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting and because of that they are concerned there may be strains of transmission in the community that are as yet unrecognised,” the NSW Chief Health Officer Dr. Kerry Chant said.
From 5pm Monday one million residents from across the state will be able to register their interest to receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks.
New Zealand also confirm quarantine-free travel for NSW residents wanting to cross the ditch resumes on Monday.
Sydney restrictions extended as 'missing link' still a mystery