Health authorities in a number of jurisdictions have issued recommendation for residents in response to the stunning information that NSW had recorded a new locally-acquired case of COVID-19.
Advice from the Queensland well being division states that anybody who has visited any Sydney hotspot venues on the listed publicity instances should quarantine at their dwelling, contact the division and get examined as quickly as potential.
Queensland’s chief well being officer Jeannette Young stated it was important individuals who might have been uncovered to the virus keep dwelling.
BREAKING: New necessities are in place after an individual from the jap suburbs of Sydney examined optimistic to COVID-19. Find the checklist of areas right here: https://t.co/T0b6Rtiwbipic.twitter.com/byeOVYcUnz
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) May 5, 2021
“NSW Health has already made it clear that anyone who has been to any of those venues should be quarantining and not getting on flights,” Dr Young stated.
“We’re working closely with NSW to get a better understanding of the risk associated with this case, so as an interim measure, we’re mirroring NSW Health’s advice.”
She stated the division would proceed to evaluate the state of affairs and urged residents to observe the federal government web site for updates.
The Victorian authorities additionally issued recommendation, declaring all of NSW would stay a ‘green zone’ till extra concerning the new an infection was identified “including genomic sequencing results”.
That means anybody from anyplace in NSW can journey freely to Victoria however ought to nonetheless apply for a journey allow.
But anybody who’s in Victoria and attended an contaminated venue shall be categorised as a ‘tier 1’ and should get examined and isolate for the total 14 days.
“Using travel permit data, the department will today message people who have entered VIC from NSW since 30 April,” the Victorian Department of Health stated on Twitter.
“Flight manifests have been requested from the National Incident Room. Authorised Officer presence and spot checking will be increased for flights from Sydney.”
SA Health had comparable recommendation, saying anybody who was at a scorching spot venue should get examined and isolate.
The man who examined optimistic is in his 50s and lives in Sydney’s jap suburbs.
He returned a optimistic outcome on Wednesday, sparking a number of venue alerts.
Victoria has launched plenty of preliminary and precautionary public well being actions in relation to the COVID-19 case in Sydney introduced as we speak. [1/5] pic.twitter.com/46sPAapufZ
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) May 5, 2021
NSW Health is now racing to work out how the person caught the illness given he has no hyperlinks to resort quarantine, border management or well being.
NSW chief well being officer Kerry Chant stated pressing genomic sequencing was underway.
“All of the usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection are not clear,” Dr Chant stated.
“And that’s why this … requires us to do that genome sequencing to give us that understanding of where that source of infection was, and then we can work backwards from that.”