Coronavirus updates LIVE: Melbourne’s 5km rule could increase to 20km; NSW Health Minister urges COVID-19 positive people to ‘tell the whole truth’; Australian death toll stands at 897

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Melbourne’s 5km rule could increase to 20km; NSW Health Minister urges COVID-19 positive people to ‘tell the whole truth’; Australian death toll stands at 897

15th October 2020 Off By adpublisher

“While some of our larger commemorations won’t look the same as in past years, this exemption means smaller services can be held in all local communities across NSW,” Acting Veterans Minister Geoff Lee said.

NSW recorded six new locally acquired coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Wednesday – matching Victoria’s six new local cases.

The NSW tally included a man in south-east Sydney with no known links to any of Sydney’s active outbreaks, and three linked to the growing Lakemba GP cluster – its source still a mystery.

Five new cases were travellers in hotel quarantine, taking the NSW daily total to 11.

Confirmed COVID cases being less than forthcoming with details about their movements while potentially infectious was a problem for both NSW and Victoria, Mr Hazzard said.

“We are not interested in any of your personal activities, we are not interested in other legal issues that you might have been involved in,” he said.

“Whether it’s deliberate or whether it’s simply overlooked … you need to make sure you tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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