Sydney records new community case

Sydney records new community case

The two confirmed positive cases in NSW are a man in his 50s from Sydney's east who tested positive on Wednesday.

Health authorities have been unable to determine the source of his infection, sparking fears the virus could be circulating undetected in the community.

Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, once again takes a measured approach in her government's response.

She also announced temporary public health measures for the greater Sydney region which will come into force from 5pm on Thursday and remain until Monday.

Singing and dancing at indoor venues, with the exception of weddings, will also be outlawed for the next three days.

Mystery surrounds where the man may have picked up the virus, with health authorities confirming he has not recently travelled overseas and does not work in a hotel quarantine, border or health related role.

The trans-Tasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand has been burst by two Covid-19 cases in Sydney.

"We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case", Chant said.

Anyone who attended any of the above venues at the times specified is being asked to immediately get tested and isolate.

Health officials are baffled by the case of the man, given he had no known links to high-risk jobs or people. "That's why it's important for us to have a proportionate response".

In a freaky twist, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet is now self isolating after he attended the same Sydney CBD restaurant as the coronavirus-positive man.

A medical worker swabs a member of the public at the Bondi Beach drive-through coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing centre as the city experiences an outbreak in Sydney, Australia, December 21, 2020.

Staff from both teams have been advised to stay home after the infected man visited Azure Cafe in Moore Park.

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