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Newcastle Airport declared Covid-19 exposure site as NSW records 222 new local infections



NSW has recorded 222 new local coronavirus cases as an airport was listed as an exposure site relating to two possible virus spreading events.

NSW has recorded 222 new local coronavirus cases as sections of a regional airport was declared an exposure site.

People who were at Newcastle Airport on Monday and Wednesday last week were asked to get tested for coronavirus and self-isolate until receiving a negative result.

NSW Health said an infected person had visited the check-in hall, security screening and departure lounge facilities on Monday, November 1 between 1.13pm and 2pm.

On November 3, an infected person had visited the arrivals hall and male toilets shortly after 1pm.

NSW Health has stopped listing most exposure sites in metropolitan Sydney – where most coronavirus transmission events have taken place – to focus instead on virus exposure in the regions.

“Outside of metropolitan Sydney … close and casual contact venues assessed as a public health risk outside of metropolitan Sydney will continue to be listed,” the health department said.

The update comes as NSW nears a big vaccination milestone.

It’s expected the state will manage to fully vaccinate 90 per cent of its population within days.

The double-jab rate as of Tuesday morning was 89.9 per cent.

More to come.




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