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NSW records no new local Covid cases 4.10am GMT Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has backed the federal government’s decision to suspend the travel bubble with New Zealand. Professor Brett Sutton outlined that those who’ve arrived in the state from from New Zealand between 14 January 2021 and 25 January 2021 should get tested within 72 hours of arrival (or as soon as possible if they arrived more than three days ago) and isolate until they get a negative result.This precautionary approach is in response to the discovery of community exposure in New Zealand. Travelers coming from New Zealand to Victoria in the 72 hours following this suspension will enter mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days. If you plan to travel to Victoria from New Zealand over the coming days, you are strongly encouraged to reconsider.
3.50am GMT Covid fragments have been detected at seven sewage treatment sites in Queensland. Queensland’s chief health officer, Dr Jeanette Young, says that although this doesn’t mean there will be new positive cases of the virus, the government is treating the findings seriously. A positive sewage result means that someone who has been infected was shedding the virus. Infected people can shed viral fragments and that shedding can happen for several weeks after the person is no longer infectious.I continue to urge anyone who feels unwell in these communities to get tested and isolate. Continue reading…
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Publish date : 2021-01-26 04:10:11
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