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NSW records 13 new coronavirus cases, seven linked to Sydney CBD COVID-19 cluster | ABC News


Health authorities in NSW have confirmed 13 new coronavirus infections, while restrictions for residents on the NSW-Victorian border have been eased.

Two of today’s cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

The other 11 cases are locally acquired and linked to known clusters, including seven which are connected to the Sydney CBD cluster.

There are now a total of 41 cases associated with the CBD cluster.

Three new cases attend St Paul’s Catholic College in Greystanes in Western Sydney and all year 10 students at the school are considered close contacts.

The first student from St Paul’s tested positive on Sunday and the source of that initial infection is still under investigation.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced the easing of restrictions for residents and businesses on the NSW-Victorian border, which will come into force on Friday.

“Pleasingly, having obviously heard the sustained concerns of the community, and seeing the rates of infection in Victoria decline, from this Friday the border region, will be extended to that initial 50 kilometres on either side of the border,” she said.

At present, Victorian border residents with permits to enter NSW must stay within a 2.5km zone but that will now be extended back to the original 50km either side of the border introduced in July.

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Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-01/nsw-records-13-new-coronavirus-cases/12615824

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