Newcastle has become a NSW COVID-19 hotspot after a man with the virus visited several pubs at the weekend and attended a local A-League match.
NSW has recorded 11 new cases today, all locally acquired. That statistic includes a third person in a Newcastle family.
It's not just that positive test but the ramifications for the city and surrounds. Two schools are closed for cleaning and thousands in the city have been sent into self-isolation.
Sports fixtures have been called off and testing sites are working overtime.
Anyone who has visited the Newcastle local government area in the past 14 days will not be able to enter an aged-care facility in NSW.
NSW Health has instructed aged-care providers to restrict access until further notice due to the emerging cases of COVID-19 in the Newcastle LGA.
The public health order means Novocastrians will not be able to visit facilities in neighbouring LGAs.
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