Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned New South Wales is bracing for new COVID-19 infections despite recording zero new cases overnight as the Queensland cluster evolves.
She confirmed just more than 7,300 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours “and we’re really keen to get that number of tests up so that we can be sure that we haven’t missed any community cases of transmission.”
“I hope that we do not have any cases emerge in NSW but I won’t be surprise if we did so we need to brace ourselves,” she said.
“The NSW government is confident we have the provisions in place to get on top of it.
“We are expecting more cases from Queensland and hopefully most of those cases will be people in isolation, although we have to assume this is an evolving situation.”
The premier also urged state residents to be on alert and keep checking health alerts for venues – asking that anyone who attended a potential infected site get tested and self-isolate for the full 14 days.
She flagged there was also an expectation to receive a second test toward the end of the isolation period.
Ms Berejiklian also reminded anyone returning to NSW from Brisbane after March 20 adhere to Greater Brisbane’s three-day lockdown measures.