New South Wales records zero new coronavirus cases for the first time since the outbreak – as the state prepares to re-open cafes and allow gatherings of 10
New South Wales has recorded zero new coronavirus cases for the fist time since the outbreak.
But Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned there are people who have the virus who are not getting tested.
‘This is the first time since we took records there weren’t any new cases overnight which is a positive outcome,’ she told reporters this morning.
New South Wales recorded zero new coronavirus cases on Monday. Pictured: Premier Gladys Berejiklian
‘We know there will be people walking around today in the community who have the virus and it is our job to make sure we identify them.’
Ms Berejiklian urged people who have even the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose to get tested.
There were around 6,000 tests on Monday, shy of the government’s target of 8,000 a day.
NSW recorded only one new case of coronavirus on Sunday after 5,200 tests.
The patient was a returned traveller from the United Kingdom meaning there was no recorded community transmission.
There have been only 14 new cases of the virus in Australia’s most populated state over the past six days, sparking calls to quickly relax lockdown.