More virus cases linked to Casula pub

By | July 12, 2020

New South Wales reported five new cases of the coronavirus today, including three household contacts of someone who went to the Crossroads pub in Casula.

The other two cases were returning travellers from overseas.

Everyone who went to the Crossroads pub between July 3 and July 10 is now being advised to self-isolate for a fortnight, starting on the day they last visited it.

“Even if you get a negative test, that does not mean you are out of the woods,” chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said today.

“A negative result does not mean you can breach self-isolation.”

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed that people returning from overseas will start to be charged for their hotel quarantine period.

The new rule applies to people arriving on tickets bought at any point from midnight Monday onwards.

The first adult in each group of arrivals will have to pay $ 3000. Other adults will be charged $ 1000. The cost per child is $ 500, unless they are less than three years old, in which case they will continue to be free.

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“We believe this is fair. Aussies and Australian residents overseas have had three or four months to think about what they want to do. They’ve had three or four months to make decisions about what is best for them,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We have been hearing anecdotal stories of people making repeat visits – coming back home, going back, and coming back at free cost.

“What we need to do is protect our citizens and put resources wither needed most and that’s in community tracing.”

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