It is a case of no news is good news! Reports show that NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
At the same time, the Therapeutic Goods Authority says there is 'no likely association' between COVID-19 vaccine and recent deaths of two men in NSW. This followed the investigation being conducted by Health authorities into the deaths of a 55-year-old man who died in a Tamworth hospital last week, and a 71-year-old man in Sydney, who had existing medical conditions.
However, the state's health department confirmed the latest numbers on Friday morning, likely Australians who have returned from India who are in the grips of a COVID crisis.
The Prime Minister announced this week that all flights from India to Australia would be suspended until at least May 15 as part of precaution of the virus entering the country. India has been recording more than 350,000 new cases every day.
There is concern that there are several reported cases of people serving their mandatory two-week hotel quarantine testing positive and possibly catching the virus from other people on their foor.
Measures are being put in place to ensure hotels are appropriately designed and to best prevent the potential for it spreading within the facilities.
Works are progressing on the mass vaccination hub being built in Sydney Olympic Park. Last week, NSW Premier Gldays Berjeklian announced that “At its capacity, we’re expecting this hub to be able to dispense around 30,000 vaccines every single week."
For updates on COVID 19 situation, information can be found on:
COVID-19 | NSW Government