Sydney school closed after COVID-19 case

By | June 26, 2020

A testing clinic has been set up at Camden Hospital as NSW Health urges anyone linked to the school, who has been unwell or has flu-like symptoms, to be tested.

“The school will continue to support students with at-home learning arrangements while the school site is non-operational,” the NSW Department of Education said in a statement on Friday.

The student is believed to have attended school all week.

The case is one of six reported across NSW on Friday from more than 15,000 tests. The other five are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

Camden High’s closure comes as Lane Cove West Public School was closed for deep cleaning on Thursday after a seven-year-old student developed symptoms on Saturday.

Meanwhile, NSW on Thursday announced it would turn away football fans from Victoria, where the number of new coronavirus cases has grown by double-digits every day for the past week.

NRL and AFL spectators trying to enter NSW stadiums are likely to be required to show their driver’s licence to prove they’re not from Victoria.

The new regulations were announced on the same day the state government confirmed an elderly man who died in April will be added to the state’s COVID-19 death toll, raising it to 51.

No COVID-19 patients in NSW are currently in intensive care.

With case numbers rising south of the Murray – including 30 reported on Friday – supermarket giant Woolworths has re-established nationwide toilet paper and paper towel purchase limits in an attempt to ward off a resurgence of coronavirus-related panic buying.

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NSW customers would be permitted just two packs of toilet paper and paper towels.

“While the demand is not at the same level as Victoria, we’re taking preventative action now to get ahead of any excessive buying this weekend and help maintain social distancing in our stores,” managing director Claire Peters said in a statement on Friday.

Ms Peters also said Woolworths had bought more toilet paper in anticipation of increased demand and reminded Australian shoppers that supply was plentiful.

Rival Coles on Friday enacted similar nationwide product limits including one pack per shopper of toilet paper and paper towels, and two packs of flour, sugar, pasta and rice.

Australian Associated Press

Western Advocate – Health