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A small number of locally acquired COVID-19 cases have been linked to the Berala group overnight, New South Wales Acting Prime Minister John Barilaro revealed.

“I can confirm that, again, there are one or two related to that particular Berala outbreak. But again, the numbers seem to be fine,” Barilaro told Today.

John Barilaro confirms new cases linked to the Berala cluster. January 6, 2021. (Nine / Today)

Barilaro also revealed that the New South Wales government has called an emergency meeting this morning to discuss the possibility of early lifting of the blocking restrictions on Sydney’s northern beaches.

“We will discuss all these restrictions and happy at 11 am to make any announcements, if there are any,” he said.

The official numbers for the last probationary period will be revealed at 11 a.m. M.

Barilaro said the government was not yet considering imposing closure restrictions on the suburbs affected by the Berala group.

Shoppers and travelers wear face masks around Berala stores after recent coronavirus cases in the area. Photographed in Merrylands, Sydney on January 5, 2020. (Dominic Lorrimer)

“At this stage, we don’t need Health’s advice that we have to go to a lockdown approach for Berala or Western Sydney.”

Barilaro said the blockade imposed on Sydney’s north beaches was the result of a large number of infections during the holiday period, where people would likely travel more.

Shoppers in Sydney CBD are adapting to new state government restrictions and wearing masks to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus. January 5, 2021 (James Alcock / NINE MEDIA)

The following locations are now on alert and anyone who was there during the set times has been told to get tested:

  • Ollie Webb Cricket Ground in Parramatta on Monday, December 28 between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Merrylands RSL on December 28 between 4:00 PM and 4:45 PM
  • Saravanaa Bhavan Indian Restaurant in Parramatta on December 28 between 10.20 and 10.50
  • Sydney Murugan Temple on Mays Hill on January 1 between 12:40 pm and 1:30 pm
  • Sydney Marina Dine In & Take Away at Pendle Hill on January 3 between 12.30pm and 12.50pm
Avalon Beach on Sydney’s North Beaches is blocked. (Lake Tanya)

In the southwest of the city, the Berala Cluster has raised concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in the New South Wales region after it was revealed that an infectious 18-year-old male traveled from southwest Sydney to various locations. , including Orange, Nyngan and Broken. Hill.

NSW recorded a total of eight new cases yesterday: four were acquired locally and four in hotel quarantine.

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