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Coronavirus updates LIVE: NSW remains on high alert as Crossroads Hotel COVID-19 cluster grows to 30; Australia death toll stands at 110 – The Sydney Morning Herald

A staff member at a Woolworths in Bowral, in the Southern Highlands south-west of Sydney, has tested positive for coronavirus. Globally there have been more than 13.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and almost 575,000 deaths.



Health Minister Greg Hunt said it was “not surprising” NSW Health had linked their increase in cases to the Melbourne outbreak.
Asked to comment on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s comments last night that she would not be pursuing a citywide lockdown and instead wanted to manage outbreaks, Mr Hunt said pursuing suppression rather than elimination was “simply being honest” about life in a global pandemic.
“Our goal remains as close to zero as possible. But … if somebody were arguing for that, that would mean obviously clearly no gatherings, no protests, no trade, no returnees from overseas, no family reunions, none of those human contacts,” he said.
“In a world with over 13 million cases, and clearly it’s going to head towards 20 million at some stage, and with over 575,000 lives lost, we need to be honest that this is a global pandemic

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