The New South Wales (NSW) government has urged state residents to cancel their vacation plans to Queensland in order for Brisbane to fight the outbreak of a new coronavirus.
Greater Brisbane was ordered to blockade promptly for three days after the coronavirus cluster increased to seven cases, causing a risk of serious community infection.
In addition, New South Wales has become more vigilant after two newly diagnosed cases have visited several venues in Byron Bay.
Contact tracers identified approximately 1500 people attending the venue during the exposure risk period.
Queensland Health advises that those who have been in Greater Brisbane since March 20th but have left since then must follow the same blockade rules.
New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejikrian emphasized that the southern states would not close their borders, but called on residents looking to travel north during the Easter holidays to change their plans.
“Unfortunately, if you go on vacation to Queensland, you’ll be asked to rethink, especially if you shouldn’t go to Greater Brisbane,” she told reporters on Monday.
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Health Minister Brad Hazard also sent a brief message to anyone planning to visit the Greater Brisbane area and attend the Bruce Fest in Byron Bay over the weekend.
“Don’t come. Don’t come,” he said.
Up to 16,000 people pass through the festival gates each day.
He said the organizers are considering refunding tickets.
Many locations in the Byron Bay area have been identified as potential exposure sites.
Byron Beach Hotel from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm on March 26, Mocha Cafe from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on March 27, or 8 am to 9:30 pm Regular customers visiting Ewingsdale’s farms up to will be immediately tested and separated.
Persons who attend the public toilets at Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park at certain times on March 26th and 27th must be quarantined until further notice.
Health in New South Wales will soon learn more about the risks and will contact them if something changes, said Dr. Kelly Chant, Chief Health Officer.
Some other venues are listed as casual contact venues. This means that anyone who visits should be tested and quarantined until a negative result is obtained.
Health officials are particularly concerned about the Byron region as large numbers of people move daily between northern New South Wales and southeast Queensland.
Beregikrian said the next few days will be an important time for New South Wales.
“I’m concerned about community infections in Greater Brisbane because this is an evolving situation, suggesting that there was a previous chain of undetected virus,” she said. It was.
Fear arises from the full occurrence of the wide limits of NSW lifts.
Masks are no longer required everywhere in NSW. There is no limit to the number of visitors who can enter the house, there is no limit on weddings and funerals, and dancing and singing are allowed in any environment.