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NSW records no new cases of COVID-19 for second day

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There have been no new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 in NSW in the last day, despite more than 22,000 tests being conducted.

No new local cases of COVID-19 have been detected in NSW for the second consecutive day, despite more than 22,000 tests being conducted.

While health authorities still desperately try to uncover the mystery patient zero at the centre of the current outbreak, NSW Health has thanked the public for coming forward to get tested.

Woolworths in Double Bay at the corner of Kiaora Lane and Kiaora Road has been detected as a potential new infection site with anybody having visited the store on Monday May 3 between 10.45am to 11am advised to monitor for symptoms.

There were six new cases of the virus were detected in returned overseas travellers.

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Today marks the second full day of a new suite of restrictions that have been implemented across the state in a bid to suppress the new outbreak.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that at this stage the restrictions will be in place until Monday, but are subject to change should the situation worsen.

A man in his 50s tested positive to the virus on Wednesday, baffling contact tracers who have still not yet been able to verify how he contracted it.

He resides in Sydney's eastern suburbs and had not travelled overseas nor does work in a hotel quarantine or border or health role.

This week, undercover COVID inspectors began secretly inspecting businesses to ensure that they are correctly complying with health guidelines amid more than half of respondents in a recent government survey admitting to not checking in to venues.

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Heavy consequences will apply to anyone found breaching the requirements, including fines of up to $5000 and venue closures for offenders with more than one warning.

The crackdown is expected to last eight weeks.

Source: 9News

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