Borders stay open as other states urge testing following Sydney COVID-19 case
Australian states and territories have kept their borders open to New South Wales after a new community case of COVID-19, but ordered those who have visited one of a growing list of Sydney exposure sites
to isolate and get tested.
Victoria, Western Australia, the ACT and NT are directing residents and visitors who visited any of the Sydney venues to isolate, get tested and then quarantine for 14 days. They're also generally expected to contact local health authorities.
In Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, anyone who visited one of the exposure locations at the specified times is directed to call local health authorities, isolate and get tested.
WA Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said NSW Health would contact its local counterpart if any close or casual contacts were found to be in WA.
"We believe any risk to WA remains very low, but the situation highlights the importance of remaining vigilant to prevent the chance of any spread of the virus or community transmission in this state," he said.
"We will continue to monitor the situation in New South Wales very closely and issue updated health advice if required."
The man, aged in his 50s, had been "very active in the community" before he tested positive to the virus, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklin said.