Essential workers in the Sydney suburb of Fairfield will be tested for COVID-19 every three days, under a new public health order.
At a press conference this morning, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the new order made by health minister Brad Hazzard.
The main spread of the ultra-infectious Delta variant has moved from the eastern suburbs to Western Sydney. Today the state recorded 89 new community cases, 21 of whom had been in the community for their entire infectious period. The state also recorded another death, a man from the eastern suburbs, who has become the second person to die from COVID-19 as a result of this latest outbreak.
The majority of cases are close contacts but there is still concern about essential workers from a number of local government areas. One case has also been recorded in the regional NSW town of Goulburn after a worker travelled to a construction site.
NSW Public Health Orders
To deal with the public health risk of COVID-19 and its possible consequences, the Minister for Health and Medical Research can make Orders, under section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010.
NSW Health Orders
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