17 COVID-19 cases in Sydney; Northern beaches area on high alert17th December 2020
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said some cases detected today were in people who had very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.
“Don’t hesitate. Get out and get tested with the slightest possible symptoms. Even if you’re feeling just a bit tired,” he said.
His personal advice to residents was to wear a mask. Masks will be handed out to commuters at Wynyard train station, B-Line bus stops, which connect Wynyard and Mona Vale, and Circular Quay ferry wharves on Friday.
Genome sequencing is under way to confirm the cases are linked.
Contact tracers are searching for the source of a potential super-spreader event at Avalon RSL, after three patrons – a woman in her 60s, a man in his 70s, and another man in his 60s – tested positive for the virus after visiting the venue on December 11.