Another hotel quarantine breach has prompted the NSW Government to tighten COVID restrictions for three-days from 5pm tonight.
The source of the infection is reportedly a returned traveller from the US who stayed at the Park Royal at Darling Harbour. This man somehow passed the virus to a local Sydney man and his wife. However, authorities are unsure how the two parties were linked and, therefore, believe there is another ‘missing link’ contact floating around the community.
Accordingly, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced new restrictions from 5pm tonight, including:
- Wearing of masks indoors;
- Patrons must remain seated at bars and pubs; and
- No singing or dancing in indoor venues.
On multiple occasions, the NSW Government has proven that it can manage community outbreaks without hard lockdowns via robust contact tracing.
Let’s hope it passes the test again.