NSW records 10 new COVID-19 infections with face masks mandatory

Life Victoria records no new local cases but second case detected in Sydney Sydney

It's a bit confusing, so here's the breakdown of the 10 new cases figure: there are five new cases reported in today's figures, but two of those were announced yesterday.

Both people are close contacts of previously reported cases and tested positive while in isolation.

NSW Health said another seven local cases had been detected since the 8pm cut-off, meaning there are now 21 cases linked to the city's Bondi cluster.

The growing outbreak in Sydney's east is at a critical phase, health authorities say, as "scarily fleeting" transmission is driven by the highly-contagious Delta variant of the virus. It comes as restrictions on Melbourne's five million residents continued easing, with new cases slowing to a trickle in recent days.

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the child had tested positive "a few hours ago" and the school was working with health officials to develop a plan for the 365 children in the eastern suburbs school to be "discharged home to their parents" and tested.

"Unfortunately, a number of people who contracted the virus have done so in a very fleeting way, literally being within less than a metre of somebody but sharing the same airspace without any physical contact has still meant the virus has transferred", Ms Berejiklian said.

Motorists are pictured lining up for testing at St Vincent's testing clinic in Bondi on Saturday.

Anyone who attended Bondi Junction Westfield between June 12 and June 18, including the vehicle parks, is now being asked to get a test.

New Zealand health authorities have also urged travellers from the state who have been to a location of interest to isolate and get tested.

The sites include bus routes and locations in the Sydney CBD, Drummoyne, Parramatta, Hurstville, Castle Hill, Merrylands and Baulkham Hills.

'We need to find all the cases, and make sure we identify the close contacts and casual contacts'. In response, the government has reimposed mandatory mask-wearing in public transport and retail outlets across much of greater Sydney, but it has stopped short of ordering a lockdown.

The premier said those restrictions would likely be extended beyond Thursday, when they were due to expire.



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