Zero new cases of COVID in NSW for second day in a row

Zero new cases of COVID in NSW for second day in a row

New South Wales has celebrated its second day with no new cases of coronavirus, though Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called for more testing.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Monday morning she was heartened to see the results overnight, but wanted to see a drastic increase in testing.

“I am worried about the lower rate of testing,” she said, noting only about 6,400 people were tested on Sunday.

“Can I please encourage everybody not to get complacent. Make sure when you are out and about that everybody is socially distanced … if you’re with the family in school holidays, if you’re at a venue or outdoors, please note the threat of virus is still around us.

“The only reason we’ve done well is because everyone has been careful, has been following the health warnings. I don’t want to lull us into a false sense of security. We have to keep the virus at bay.”

Monday’s numbers come after the state began to wind back restrictions, with dancing now allowed for up to 20 people at a wedding and more than one parent able to watch their children play weekend sport.

Ms Berejiklian said she would be happy to see restrictions begin to ease further, when the health advice dictated it was safe to do so.