Sydney residents urged to wear masks on public transport
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged all Sydney residents to wear a mask when out in public, especially on public transport.
It comes after a new coronavirus cluster on the Northern Beaches ballooned to 17 cases last night.
Speaking to the Today show this morning, Ms Berejiklian warned more cases had been detected overnight, with the full details to be revealed at her 11am press conference.
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All Northern Beaches residents are being told to stay at home for all but essential purposes, and to wear a mask whenever they do go out.
However, there are fears the cluster may have already spread into other Sydney regions.
"We are concerned that there could have been what we call seeding events - people from the Northern Beaches may not have known they had the virus, gone to other parts of Sydney and unintentionally affected people," Ms Berejiklian said.
"I don't want anyone across Sydney today catching public transport and not wearing a mask or going to a place of worship."
"As difficult as this is, working hard together for the next few days will help us get on top of this."