Coronavirus cluster in Sydney’s Northern Beaches grows by 15 cases


The coronavirus cluster on Sydney’s northern beaches has grown to 83 cases, as record numbers of people come forward for testing in NSW.

More than 38,000 people were swabbed for the virus in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday, and 15 new infections were recorded.

While the number of new cases is significantly lower than the 30 found yesterday, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: “Unfortunately, one day’s results doesn’t tell us it’s a trend.”

READ MORE: NSW records 30 new COVID-19 cases overnight as new restrictions introduced for Greater Sydney.

People were lining up to get a COVID-19 test at the Mona Vale clinic on Thursday morning. Photo: AAP / Dean Lewins.

She said authorities were monitoring the situation “on an hourly basis” and that on Wednesday morning they would provide an update as to what restrictions would be in place for Christmas.

“I would love to be able to tell everybody today what Christmas might look like in New South Wales or the northern beaches, but we’re not in a position to do that yet,” she said.

Despite the drop in case numbers, Ms Berejiklian warned the community to stay across continuing alerts on venues as more would be added to the already extensive list today.

Chief Health Officer, Kerry Chant, said the source of the outbreak remained unknown but the seeding event is believed to have been December 11 at the Avalon RSL, which then transferred to the Avalon Bowling Club.

READ MORE: Christmas nightmare: State border crackdowns in place as NSW records COVID-19 spike.

She said one of the venues that had been alerted was the Salon for Hair in Turramurra on Sydney’s north shore — and is now linked to five cases.

Anyone who attended the salon between December 15 and 18 needs to be tested and self-isolate for 14 days.

“We believe we have contacted the vast majority of people, but some people had incorrect or eligible contact details,” she said.

“Please prompt your friends and relatives to check whether they attended on those days, follow the advice and get tested immediately and self-isolate if you’re one or two people who we haven’t managed to track down.”

Source: ABC News.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Fasolada: Niki Louca shares recipe for baked beans with tuna salad

Fasolada is one of those comfort foods that reminds us of grandparents, Greece, cold days, warm houses, fresh homemade bread.

Hellenic Writers’ Association of Australia call for ‘O Logos’ magazine submissions

The Hellenic Writers’ Association has called on members and Greek Australians to submit original works to the 2024 edition of ‘O Logos.’

Indian Hellenism: Bactria and the Indo-Greek Kingdom

The Indo-Greek Kingdom is arguably the most fascinating of all the Hellenistic Kingdoms, initially emerging from the Greek-Bactrian Kingdom.

2035: The end of the Greek community of Australia as we know it (Part Three)

In his previous article professor A.Tamis, referred to the consequences that will follow the year 2035 for the Australian diaspora.

An invitation to all: The Antipodean Palette Art Exhibition 2024 and Poetry Afternoon

The Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL) will again proudly present the Antipodean Palette Group Art Exhibition 2024.

You May Also Like

Greek Foreign Minister: Turkey should end its ‘neo-Ottoman’ policy for monuments

Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, said Turkey should "respect monuments that other spiritual civilisations erected in its territory."

‘I’ve gone to a new level’: George Kambosos Jr ready for June 5 title fight

George Kambosos Jr is prepped and ready to face American David Haney at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium on June 5.

Greek Foreign Ministry condemns Russia’s missile attacks on multiple Ukrainian cities

Greece's Foreign Ministry has denounced the attacks, writing "We condemn today's missile attacks against civilians in Ukrainian cities."