NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will be subject to restrictions until next Monday.
The restrictions have come about after a Sydney man in his 50s tested positive to the virus in mysterious circumstances. The man tested positive yesterday and today his wife also tested positive for the virus.
Ms Berejiklian said that as a precautionary measure, the New South Wales Government, based on health advice, will be taking measures, which will be enforceable from 5pm today.
‘We ask that you welcome no more than 20 people into your home,’ said the Premier.
Restrictions in place until Sunday midnight
The restrictions will be in place until Sunday at midnight from 5pm today, so essentially, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, the Premier is asking that nobody welcome more than 20 people into their home. ‘We know that transmission in the family home is a high risk.’
Ms Berejiklian says that she understands that families will want to celebrate Mothers Day but she is asking people to keep to 20 visitors in their home on Sunday. ‘I appreciate that it’s Mother’s Day but we also appreciate that 20 people within the home is manageable for people to celebrate that important day.’
Singing and dancing banned
There are restrictions banning singing and dancing in indoor venues, including places of worship and entertainment venues.
Ms Berejiklian said the exception to this restriction would be weddings. ‘We recommend that only 20 people at a time be on the dance floor. Outside of weddings, there’s no singing in congregations and no dancing apart from obviously the performers in a show.’
The Premier also said that mask-wearing at indoor places will be compulsory for the next three days – Public transport, a supermarket and any indoor event will require compulsory mask-wearing in addition to hospitality workers.
It is believed that the man travelled through 14 Sydney suburbs while he was positive, information health authorities have found because the man has been diligent in using the QR code system.