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Several cities in the NSW area are on high alert and testing is ongoing after a positive COVID-19 case traveled the west on a camping trip

The case has issued a warning from the New South Wales government to all Sydneysiders to stay away from local and rural areas until recent outbreaks are under control

An 18-year-old man from Berala, west Sydney, contracted the virus after visiting Berala BWS on Christmas Eve and then unknowingly traveled contagious through the towns of Broken Hill, Orange and Nyngan

According to NSW Health, anyone who has visited the following venues must be tested and isolated for 14 days, even if the result is negative:

Anyone who between the 2nd and 3 Visited the Nyngan Riverside Tourist Park on January 1st must be tested and isolated until negative, but continue to watch for symptoms

Anyone who on the 2nd The Broken Hill Shell gas station between 10:52 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Visited the Nyngan BP gas station between 9:10 am and 9:13 am on January 1st, also had to watch out for symptoms

To support the increase in testing, NSW Health has added resources to a drive-through testing clinic at the Orange Showground and the Orange Hospital Fever Clinic

Acting Prime Minister John Barilaro said today that people in these cities should follow calls to test and Sydneysiders should stay away from the regions for the time being

“Although we believe in the health infrastructure in the regions, it poses a greater risk,” he said

Leah Morphett, co-owner of Birdie Noshery in Orange, said she was upset when she got the news from NSW Health

“My mind has just taken over damage control. We have a lot of employees and a lot of customers to think about, the entire community of Orange”

Ms. Morphett and her partner own another restaurant in Orange, and staff working at that venue are also being tested

The Nyngan Riverside Tourist Park announced that the positive case had no contact with other guests and that he stayed in his cabin at all times due to the wet weather

No employees are considered close contacts, but the park says their entire team is being tested

“This is big news for our little town and park. We ask you to be kind during this time We all do our best, “said the park on Facebook

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant applauded the 18-year-old for reacting to a “runny nose”

“[He] woke up and just had a runny nose yesterday And went out and got a test and did the right thing,” she said

Meanwhile, residents of Berala and the surrounding suburbs have been banned from taking part in the cricket test at Sydney’s SCG this week

Berala is at the center of the newest COVID cluster Several cases are associated with a supermarket and a bottle shop

NSW Health Secretary Brad Hazzard said he would sign a public health ordinance banning people from the affected suburbs from taking the test

Mr. Hazzard listed Auburn, Berala, Lidcombe North, Regents Park or Rookwood as suburbs under the prohibition

“Orders and health orders will be issued over the next 24 hours that will enable NSW police to fine 1$ 000 to impose when you enter the SCG, “said Hazzard

Mr. Barilaro also urged people in the regions and rural areas to reconsider traveling to the city for the test at SCG

“If you can avoid it, if you can change your plans, I urge you to do so

“It could be a simple infection that will come back to the area and make us more concerned”

NSW Health recorded four locally acquired coronavirus cases in the 24 hours until 8:00 p.m. last night

Two of the cases were announced yesterday: a man in his forties who attended BWS in Berala and a woman in her forties who had ties to BWS and the Woolworths

The source of a case announced today is currently being investigated but is also believed to be related to the Berala Cluster

The fourth case is a close contact of a known case in the Croydon Cluster, bringing that total to 10

“I can confirm that this person was isolated and therefore posed no risk to the community,” said Dr Chant

NSW Health has also expanded its advice to Woolworths Berala to say that anyone who, at any point during their 20th and 31 December was a visit, should be tested immediately and self-isolating until a negative result is obtained

However, the instruction to isolate for 14 days regardless of the result applies to those who visited the NSW Health website during high risk times

The Berala cluster has reached 15 cases and has been traced back to an international COVID-19 strain that entered the community via an ambulance worker

Yesterday, NSW police fined people who did not wear a mask and charged a man who allegedly refused to properly wear a mask, fined $ 200

A 35-year-old was fined at Seven Hills Railway Station and a 39-year-old man who had already been warned was fined on Church Street in Parramatta

Another man was stopped in Strathfield by police who allegedly saw him steal an energy drink from a grocery store

He reportedly refused to properly wear a face mask while officers talked to him and got aggressive

He was later accused of wearing no face covering, shoplifting, and intimidating and resisting the police

Police issued more than 25 official warnings to people not wearing masks in the greater Sydney area yesterday

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