Victoria COVID-19 aged care crisis continues, Daniel Andrews makes face masks mandatory across state, QLD border to close to Greater Sydney, NSW Potts Point cluster grows, Australia death toll at 189

Victoria COVID-19 aged care crisis continues, Daniel Andrews makes face masks mandatory across state, QLD border to close to Greater Sydney, NSW Potts Point cluster grows, Australia death toll at 189

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Dr Chant said the border restrictions on those travelling between NSW and Victoria had been a difficult decision, but one that had been essential in preventing further outbreaks.

“We don’t want people coming unknowingly infecting and the setting off chains of infections in NSW,” she said.

“Health officials all recognise the preventing of movement of people from an area where you have high rates of disease to low rates of disease is one controls you need to put in place.”

Dr Chant urged the community to minimise contact with others, practice good hand hygiene and wear a mask when unable to socially distance while NSW Health is “putting out spot fires”.

She also said anyone who had symptoms should not go out into the community, rather they should go and get tested.