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The new case is the first incident of possible community transmission in New South Wales in 25 days.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard confirmed 2GB Ben Fordham a woman working in two Sydney hotels had tested positive overnight.
The woman worked at the Ibis and Novotel quarantine hotels. (Edwina Pickles)

He worked at the Ibis and Novotel hotel in Darling Harbor, which was being used as a police quarantine.

Contact tracing is ongoing, however Hazzard said all five of the woman’s family members have been tested overnight and have returned negative results.

Hazzard said where the woman contracted the virus has yet to be determined.

“Genomic sequencing takes around 24 to 48 hours and that will give us clarity where it came from, if it was the hotel or if it was from some other source,” he said.

People who visited Darling Harbor on the days they worked or took the light rail from Minto to the city have been told to watch for symptoms. (Edwina Pickles)

The woman is from Minto, about 25 miles southwest of Sydney, and anyone living in the area has been advised to closely monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.

The positive case traveled from Minto to Central and on the Central to Darling Harbor light rail “on several occasions” though potentially infectious, a spokesperson for NSW Health said in a statement.

“NSW Health will ask people who traveled with the same services to get tested immediately and self-isolate, until further instructed by NSW Health,” the spokesperson said.

“Route and line details will be provided later today.”

Hazzard said anyone who visited the Ibis hotel on Nov. 27 or Novotel on Nov. 28, 29 or 30 should also get tested immediately.

Hazzard said the state is well prepared for new cases and said he was “confident” that the source of the transmission would be identified.

“In the middle of a global pandemic, it is a roller coaster, hopefully we will have more cases from time to time,” Hazzard said. Today.

Limits on the number of people allowed in hospitality venues will be lifted and there is no limit to the number of people allowed at weddings or funerals.

The Ibis Darling Harbor quarantine hotel. (Edwina Pickles)

The four square meter rule will become the two square meter rule on Monday, except in gyms and nightclubs.

Up to 100 people can attend an outdoor event, such as a large family picnic, and up to 50 people are allowed on a dance floor at a time.

Berejiklian warned it was the first time the state had moved “so fast and fast” and that restrictions would be tightened in the event of another major outbreak.

NSW Health also issued an alert last night after positive traces of COVID-19 were found in wastewater from the Riverstone Basin.

People who live in Riverstone, Vineyard, Marsden Park, Shanes Park, Quakers Hill, Oakville Box Hill, The Ponds, Rouse Hill, Nelson, Scofields, and Colbee have been told to control symptoms.

The authorities have confirmed that today’s positive case does not reside in that area of ​​influence.


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