OVERNIGHT Australia has confirmed more than 2,000 cases, New South Wales has more than 1,000, with an additional 200 cases since yesterday representing the largest 24 hour increase.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was “heartening” to see the number of calls to CrimeStoppers increasing daily of “people rightly dobbing people in” for breaching isolation laws.
There is an $11,000 fine or six months gaol for breaching isolation laws and the Premier said they will take stronger measures if people continue to breach isolation.
There are many local reports of people breaching isolation laws, it is IMPERATIVE to stop the spread in our community, by people anonymously reporting these people to CRIMESTOPPERS: 1800 333 000.
Key information from this morning’s media conference includes:
- An extra 200 cases in NSW have been identified overnight – the largest increase so far.
- Two children under the age of 10 have tested positive, a two month old boy and a seven year old girl, they are unrelated cases and both have mild symptoms. The youngest person diagnosed prior, was a 12 year old girl.
- Call CrimeStoppers 1800 333 000 to anonymously report people breaching isolation laws.
- Mobile phone tracking of people who should be in isolation is being considered and other measures which have been successfully used in Singapore.
- A map will be released today, showing cases by local government areas.
- Thousands of people each day are still arriving by planes.
- “We don’t want people travelling around the state unless they absolutely have to.”
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