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Over a 100 days free of NSW-acquired COVID-19

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The Northern NSW Local Health District says that there have been no new confirmed cases of NSW-acquired COVID-19 reported in residents since 25 July, more than 100 days ago.

One new overseas-acquired case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a NNSWLHD resident last week, bringing the total to 60.

This latest case is a Byron Shire resident who acquired their infection overseas and has recently returned to Australia. This person is currently in hotel quarantine in Sydney, and was included in the NSW tally on 2 November.

The person will be released from isolation once health staff confirm that it is safe to
do so.

NNSWLHD cases by likely source of infection:
Overseas or interstate acquired 55
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case or in a known cluster 4
Locally acquired – source not identified 1
Under investigation 0
Total 60

Testing critical as borders re-open

Chief Executive, Northern NSW Local Health District Wayne Jones says authorities are again urging anyone with even mild symptoms to come forward for testing.

‘As border restrictions continue to ease, and people become able to travel in and out of the region more easily, testing remains one of the most important tools for finding and controlling the virus, even while case numbers are low in NSW.

‘Get tested on the day you get symptoms – don’t wait to see if they go away. Assume it’s COVID-19 until proven otherwise by a test, and remember there is no limit on how many tests you can have.

Mr Jones says that esting is quick, free, and easy, and most people receive their test result within 24 hours. ‘Our hospital – based testing clinics are open seven days a week.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
– If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay. Remain isolated until you receive your test result.
– Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
– Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
– Wear a mask when using public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in shops, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should sit in the back.

To find your nearest testing clinic visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Kary Mullis, inventor of the PCR test being misused in the current “covid” mania, said about the PCR test: “with PCR, if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody, starts making you believe in the sort of buddhist notion that everything is contained in everything else, right, I mean that if you can amplify one single molecule up to something that you can really measure, which PCR can do, then there’s just very few molecules that you don’t have atleast one single one of them in your body O.K, so that can be thought of as a misuse of it; just to claim that it’s meaningful… It allows you to take a very miniscule amount of anything, and make it measurable, and then talk about it in meetings and stuff like it is important. That’s not a misuse , that’s just sort of a misinterpretation. It doesn’t tell you that you’re sick and it doesn’t tell you that the thing you’ve ended up with, really was going to hurt you or anything like that.”
    Interestingly, Mr. Mullis died, allegedly of pneumonia of all things, in August 2019, right before Event 201, and this current “covid” charade.
    The tests are being used however, to justify a racket of human rights abuses, and to collect and store millions of samples of DNA. Why?
    There is also the possibility that the nasal swabs are being used for nasal delivery of substances, and there have been thousands of studies for such delivery.
    The “virus” has never been isolated.
    Koch’s postulates in it’s identificatioin have never been satisfied.
    Yet the government has committed to purchase of double the amount of vaccine doses as there are people in the country. If the virus has not been proven, which it hasn’t, what really are the “vaccines” and what is their true purpose?
    The MSM will never discuss what is not beneficial to big business interests because it is owned by those interests.
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