Returned traveller tests positive for coronavirus after being released from hotel quarantine, NSW Health confirms

| 07.07,20. 05:34 PM |

Returned traveller tests positive for coronavirus after being released from hotel quarantine, NSW Health confirms

There have been seven cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.(ABC News: Patrick Rocca)

A returned traveller who was released from quarantine after testing negative to coronavirus has been placed back in isolation after testing positive.

The man is one of seven cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, NSW Health says.

He developed symptoms when he got home to Newcastle after being released from hotel quarantine.

His close contacts are in isolation.

The other six cases are also returned travellers in hotel quarantine, while three previous cases have been excluded following analysis.

There are now 3,244 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NSW and 67 cases being treated by NSW Health — one in intensive care.

Two people likely to have the virus in Albury are undergoing further testing.

They are not being included in the latest numbers from NSW Health, and are also not included in Victoria's cases.

Residents from Greater Melbourne are now subject to a "NSW Hotspot Order" which means they can only enter NSW for very limited reasons like medical care or legal obligations.

The border between the two states will be closed from midnight tonight.

The NSW Government is yet to reveal what exemptions will be permitted but NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she hoped the system would be ready when the border closes just after midnight.

People wanting to enter Australia's most populous state will have to apply for a permit through Service NSW.

Fines and penalties will apply to any NSW residents returning from Melbourne hotspots or anyone coming from Victoria who fail to self-isolate for 14 days.


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