New South Wales enjoys FOURTH day of zero community transmission with only new coronavirus cases being in hotel quarantine – as calls increase for pub restrictions to be lifted
New South Wales has recorded its fourth day with zero community transmission.
The state announced it had recorded new cases of coronavirus cases on Tuesday but both are in hotel quarantine.
It follows two straight days of zero cases altogether.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned on Monday that the news did not necessarily mean the state was free of the virus.
State premier Gladys Berejiklian warned the news did not necessarily mean the state was free of the virus (Pictured: Sydney resident enjoys a day out with her dog)
‘We’re making sure that we encourage people to come forward and get tested with even the mildest of symptoms,’ she said.
The low figures has encouraged further talks about a trans-Tasman bubble possibly opening up between Australia and New Zealand before Christmas.
Though Ms Berejiklian said she would like to see the internal borders reopened first.
‘I would feel more comfortable if we didn’t have any borders within Australia, before we did that,’ she said.
Ms Berejiklian said she was cautiously watching the number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria.
‘We will be interested to see how Victoria fares once these restrictions are eased,’ she said.
New South Wales has reported no new coronavirus cases overnight (Pictured: Sydney residents picnicking at Centennial Park)
‘I don’t want to leave borders open a day longer than we need to, but we also don’t want to throw away all the hard work we’ve done here in NSW.’
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