Australia officials test positive for covid-19 as new cases surge.

Written by on June 24, 2021

The government in New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, warned people today to brace for more COVID-19 cases, as a state minister tested positive, the health minister went into self isolation and new curbs came into force designed to slow the spread of the Delta variant.

The state recorded at least 11 new cases overnight, bringing the total number in the current outbreak to 49.

At least 36 of the cases have been traced to one event in the beachside suburb of Bondi.

Among them was NSW Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall, who confirmed his positive test result in a statement today.

Earlier today, NSW state Health Minister Brad Hazzard told the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC), that more cases should be expected.

Hazzard told the public service broadcaster he had been directed to self-isolate after he was deemed to be a possible close contact of a positive case.

Credit: Aljazeera

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