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Five new cases of COVID-19 were recorded

Passengers, formerly considered accidental contacts in the incident, are now considered close contacts and are instructed to be immediately inspected and quarantined for 14 days from the time of their bus service trip. I will.

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“Passengers must remain quarantined for 14 days, regardless of test results,” New South Wales Health spokeswoman Christine Selby said on Sunday.

In addition, NSW Health has ruled out previously reported cases as a result of further investigation, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed by NSW to 4088 to date.

Currently, 55 people are being treated by NSW Health, including one in the intensive care unit.

The state recorded five consecutive days in early October in the absence of new community-acquired cases, before a series of local cases was confirmed this week.

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Health officials in New South Wales are urging people to continue testing, even if the symptoms are mildest.

“COVID-19 is still likely to be prevalent in the community and we all have to be vigilant,” said Dr. Michael Douglas, a spokesman for NSW Health, earlier this week.

From 24 hours to 8 pm on Saturday, 12,823 tests were conducted, down from 15,439 in the previous 24 hours.

At the same time, treasurer Dominique Perotet has flagged a potential move to relax the rule of one person per square meter to one person per two square meters.

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“In pure quantities, it doubles the capacity of cafes and restaurants, which will have a significant impact on the economy,” Perotet said.

“We continue to work with the industry and health to find the right balance to keep people at work and people safe.”

NSW Health was asked to comment on whether it would support the proposed changes.

Victoria has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 death in the last 24 hours.

State Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said that planned mitigation of some restrictions next week is broader than he had hoped for, as new cases of community infections and cases of unknown sources continue to emerge. He said it was unlikely.

“This second wave tail is always stubborn and that’s exactly how it’s panned out,” Premier said.

“I don’t think we can move as fast as we want next Sunday. I don’t think we can take the big step we wanted.

In Victoria, 10 cases of unknown source have been recorded in the last 14 days.

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Pallavi Singhal is a data journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald.

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