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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

No new cases in NSW

For the first time since January 6, NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The state recorded two COVID-19 cases in returned travellers who are currently in quarantine.

NSW Health says there were 20,437 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 20,664.

The health authority last night called on anyone who had visitied the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane since December 30, either as a returned traveller or as a staff member, to immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days after they were last at the hotel regardless of their test result.

“The Queensland Government has reported six cases of the COVID-19 variant of concern have now been linked to the hotel,” NSW Health said.

“This variant is known to spread more easily from person to person than other strains of the COVID-19 virus.

“The Queensland Government has provided NSW Health with a list of 10 people staying at the hotel who have since returned to NSW. NSW contact tracers have contacted all of them. Anyone who was at the hotel since 30 December who has not already been contacted should telephone 1300 066 055 immediately for further advice.”

You can check the NSW Government website regularly for information on new and updated venues of concern related to cases of COVID-19, and follow the health advice if you were at any of these locations at the times listed.

“NSW Health would like to thank everyone who has come forward for testing, and continues to urge everyone in the state who has even mild cold- or flu-like symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, headache, fever, or a runny nose to isolate immediately and be tested.”

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