China reacts angrily to AUKUS nuclear submarine deal, COVID cases in NSW increase, external restrictions relaxed in Victoria, Victorian COVID cases increase, lockdown continues in NSW, lockdown continues in Victoria , lockdown continues in ACT, more LGA NSW are back in lockdown
Earlier we reported that the local government area of ââGlen Innes Severn in the North Highlands of New South Wales would enter a weeklong lockdown at 6 p.m. tonight.
NSW Health has just issued a public health alert confirming the move and announcing lockdown restrictions for Hilltops LGA in the Southwest Slopes region, including the town of Young.
Fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were recently detected at the Young wastewater treatment plant.
NSW Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Marianne Gale during the 11 a.m. update said a positive case was identified in Young at 8 p.m. last night and family contacts from the no one had since tested positive.
The Murrumbidge Local Health District said the original case was a man, in his 60s, who presented to Young District Hospital and was transferred to Wagga Base Hospital Wagga.
NSW Cootamundra MP Steph Cooke said on Facebook: “I appreciate that this will be a huge blow to many with the school holidays upon us and how little time we have been able to take advantage of the recent scale lockdown. of State.”
She also shared a list of exhibition sites in Young.
The Glen Innes and Hilltops LGAs will be under stay-at-home orders from 6 p.m. tonight for seven days.
“These stay-at-home orders also apply to anyone who has been in the Hilltops LGA, including Young and surrounding area since September 3, and the Glen Innes LGA since September 13,” NSW Health said. .
âEveryone in the Hilltops and Glen Innes LGAs should stay home except for one essential reason, including food, medical care, immunizations, compassionate needs, exercise and work. or higher education if you can’t work or study at home. “
The health department is calling on communities to come forward for testing in large numbers, “to determine the extent of the risk and detect any other potential cases of COVID-19 in these areas.”