NSW confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

 

NSW has recorded nine new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

This brings the total number of cases in the state to 3747.

Of the new cases one was a student at the Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook, one worked at Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club, two were household contacts of known cases, one worked at Liverpool Hospital, one was locally acquired with no known source and three were returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

The new case linked to Tangara School for Girls brings the total number of infections in that cluster to 21.

NSW Police are working with NSW Health to investigate claims the school breached COVID-19 safey requirements.

A parent of one of the students claimed to 2GB's Ben Fordham on thursday that the school had been going against health advice and holding extracurricular activities and events.

"According to this parent, the school has not been practicing COVID-Safe measures. They say the primary school has been doing weekly choir with no social distancing, they've continued compulsory mass, students are still taking communion by the hand and teachers are able to take it by the tongue," Fordham said on his radio show.

The parent also claimed there was no social distancing in place at assemblies and a primary school food stall run by the high school students was held last Wednesday


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