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Non-essential services will be shut down across NSW, and confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 30 in Hunter New England Health District


Non-essential services will be shut down across NSW over the next 48 hours. 

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will inform the National Cabinet this evening about the plan for NSW and released a statement this afternoon:

"Tonight I will be informing the National Cabinet that NSW will proceed to a more comprehensive shutdown of non-essential services. This will take place over the next 48 hours."

"Supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies, convenience stores, freight and logistics, and home delivery will be among the many services that will remain open."

"Schools will be open tomorrow, though I will have more to say on this issue in the morning."

"I will update NSW tomorrow morning about the impacts and our plans following the National Cabinet."

In the Hunter New England Health District (HNEH) the number of confirmed cases have reached 30. 

An additional four cases were confirmed late last night. 

This brings the total number of HNEH confirmed cases to 30. Health staff continue to undertake daily wellness checks with all confirmed cases in the District.

Hunter New England Health is contacting close contacts of the new cases, who are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact. They will be contacted every day to check that they are well and any contact who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the infection.

Here's the breakdown from HNEH:


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