The Mid North Coast Local Health District has confirmed four further confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region:
🦠 A man in his 50s is in home isolation after returning from overseas
🦠 A man in his 80s has been admitted to hospital after returning from overseas
🦠 A woman in her 60s is in home isolation after returning from overseas
🦠 A man in his 70s is in home isolation after returning from overseas
The four new cases are unrelated to the 14-year-old girl confirmed last Thursday.
Heath authorities aren’t providing exact locations of specific cases.
There’s now a total of 7 COVID-19 cases across the Local Health District, which takes in Woolgoolga, west to Dorrigo and south to Port Macquarie and Wauchope.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Mid North Coast to seven.
Mid North Coast Local Health District is contacting close contacts of the new cases, who are asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact. They will be contacted daily to check that they are well and any contact who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the infection.
Key Points as at Sunday night 22 March 2020;
- New South Wales to shut down all non-essential services over the next 48 hours
- South Australia’s borders will be closed from 4:00pm, Tuesday in the ‘interest of public health’
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison tells Australians to avoid all non-essential domestic trips
- Stronger, localised measures will be coming to enforce social distancing rules
- The Government revealed its second financial package which, combined with that already announced, amount to $189 billion or roughly 10 per cent of the size of the Australian economy
- Victoria and New South Wales will push for a lockdown of non-essential activities, including businesses
- New South Wales announced it has 533 confirmed cases
- Victoria confirmed 67 new cases, bringing the state total to 296
- Queensland confirmed 38 new cases, bringing state total to 259
- ACT confirms 10 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing total to 19
PM’s office releases statement
This is a direct media release from the PM’s Office
Australians should expect these measures to be in place for at least 6 months.
The following facilities will be restricted from opening from midday local time 23 March 2020:
- Pubs, registered and licenced clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues), hotels (excluding accommodation)
- Gyms and indoor sporting venues
- Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs
- Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery
- Religious gatherings, places of worship or funerals (in enclosed spaces and other than very small groups and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies).
Isolated remote community hubs are not included in these restrictions.Other facilities are not impacted, but will be considered under stage 2 restrictions, if necessary.These measures also apply to outdoor spaces associated with the above venues.Leaders noted that these enhanced measures build on existing measures to slow the virus and save lives:
- No non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people outside or more than 100 people inside.
- All non-essential indoor gatherings of less than 100 people must have no more than one person per 4sqm. All Australians should expect their local businesses to be following this rule.
- Where possible, keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others
- Avoid non essential travel
- Restrictions on entering aged care homes to protect older Australians
From the ABC Coffs Coast Facebook page – Monday 23 March 2020.