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    <p>Suburbs near a COVID-19 cluster at a Sydney pub will not be locked down while the NSW premier concedes Victoria’s coronavirus outbreak has “no doubt” impacted the state.</p> <p>The number of COVID-19 cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel in Casula in Sydney’s southwest hit 30 on Tuesday evening.
    Of these cases, 14 are people who attended the pub.</p> <p>While the source of the outbreak has yet to be identified, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the investigation demonstrates there is “no doubt” the Victorian outbreak has affected NSW.</p> <p>”It’s highly likely that given the evolving situation in Victoria that NSW was exposed to underlying community transmission from that state,” she told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ms Berejiklian was asked if she would consider locking down the suburbs near the Casula pub after the Queensland government declared Sydney’s Liverpool and Campbelltown local government areas as COVID-19 hotspots.</p> <p>The NSW premier said the measure wasn’t being considered “at this stage”.</p> <p>Residents of Liverpool and Campbelltown will be barred from entering Queensland, while Queensland-based visitors will be forced into 14 days of hotel quarantine once they return home.</p> <p>Ms Berejiklian also announced a tightening of restrictions in response to the Casula outbreak with a limit of 300 people at pubs and hotels, and group bookings to be capped at 10 people.</p> <p>It will be mandatory for pubs and hotels to download and register the COVID-19 safe plan and take down contact details of all patrons.</p> <p>Venues with a capacity of more than 250 people will be required to have a full-time marshal on site to enforce COVID-19 safety guidelines.</p> <p>The changes don’t apply to clubs, restaurants or The Star casino and will come into effect from 12.01am on Friday.</p> <p>NSW recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday with two in hotel quarantine, one a contact of a returned traveller and 10 linked to the Crossroads Hotel.</p> <p>NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant on Tuesday said since 3pm on Monday seven additional cases had been confirmed – all linked to the Casula pub.

    Another case is under investigation.</p> <p>In a statement later on Tuesday NSW Health said two further cases had been confirmed.</p> <p>The department is urging anyone who visited the Planet Fitness gym in Casula between July 4 and 10 to immediately self-isolate and 샌즈카지노 come forward for testing following the confirmation on Tuesday.</p> <p>Both men, aged in their 20s, came forward for testing after it was established a case from the Crossroads Hotel visited the gym.</p> <p>Police are working with Liquor and Gaming to investigate if the hotel breached any guidelines.</p> <p>All patrons of the Crossroads Hotel between July 3 to 10 must self-isolate and are being urged to get tested.</p> <p>One of the cases linked to the hotel is a person who visited the Prestons Lodge Advantaged Care nursing home which has been placed into lockdown.</p> <p>Another case worked at the Kmart store in Casula Mall on July 10.

    The employee and all of his coworkers are self-isolating.</p> <p>Dr Chant said other venues across Sydney may have been exposed to the virus between June 27 and July 10 after visits from people linked to the outbreak.</p> <p>These include The Star casino in Sydney, Picton Hotel, 우리카지노 the Planet Fitness gym, Canterbury Leagues Club, Narellan Town Centre and Zone Bowling in Villawood.</p> <p>The NSW Australian Hotels Association supports the stricter COVID-19 measures, and chief executive John Whelan said the industry had to do its part in halting the spread of the virus.</p> <p>Acting Assistant Commissioner Tony Cooke warned businesses that any breaches in public health orders will be treated “extremely seriously”.</p> <p>Police are also ramping up compliance checks with officers making about 300 home visits in the past 24 hours to ensure people who returned from Victoria are self-isolating for 샌즈카지노 14 days.</p> <p>Meanwhile, South Australia will delay its border opening with NSW, which was set down for July 20.</p></div>

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