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NSW records seven new coronavirus cases as authorities urge Sydney residents to limit movement over Christmas

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New South Wales has recorded seven new coronavirus cases as health authorities called on the public to limit their movements over the Christmas period.

The cases, six of which were already in isolation and linked to the Northern Beaches cluster, were recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday night from a record-breaking 69,800 tests. The seventh was a worker from the Northern Beaches. 

At least 110 cases are now linked to the Northern Beaches cluster, with health authorities so far unable to determine how the international-strain of the virus entered the community.

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“Today it is proving to be constrained, but we cannot be too careful under these circumstances,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Friday.

We asked people to limit their activity and think twice before going to the CBD.”

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People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your jurisdiction’s restrictions on gathering limits. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, stay home and arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

News and information is available in 63 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus.

Please check the relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSWVictoriaQueenslandWestern AustraliaSouth AustraliaNorthern TerritoryACTTasmania.

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