A four-year-old child is among 11 news cases of COVID-19 in NSW. NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the child attended the Bright Minds Academy in Cranebrook for two days while infectious.
Two more cases of the virus were also diagnosed at Anglicare’s Newmarch House in Sydney’s west. A total of 56 people, 22 staff and 34 residents, have tested positive to the virus at the aged care facility.
Following in the footsteps of Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Victoria, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the state government would begin to relax certain social distancing measures from Friday, May 1.
Berejiklian announced that from May 1, two adults will be allowed to visit another household. Berejiklian also added those with young children are allowed to take the kids with them on the visits.
“We know for many people they’ve been cooped up in their homes for a number of weeks,” Berejiklian said. “We want people to feel less isolated. We want better mental health but we also know that that comes with risks but I have an inherent faith in the people of New South Wales that people will act responsibly.”
“This isn’t a licence to go wild and have parties but it is a licence to be socially responsible and accept that the government is easing this restriction and to provide less social isolation and better mental health for everybody,” she said.
In total, there are 3,016 cases of COVID-19 in NSW.