Teachers among latest COVID-19 cases in NSW.
Two Sydney school teachers and an employee at a prison hospital are among recent coronavirus cases in NSW, as the state’s number of confirmed infections reaches 1791.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard on Sunday said 24 people were in intensive care, but no new deaths had been reported, with the state toll remaining at eight.
Cases without a known source of transmission had on Sunday reached 207.
New cases include two teachers and a student from Normanhurst West Public School and a staff member at the hospital inside Long Bay prison.
The number of Australian cases from the Ruby Princess cruise ship has spiked to 215 – with 189 of those cases diagnosed in NSW – after passengers disembarked in Sydney without adequate checks.
Victorians criticised for Bondi Beach-type behaviour.
It was only a week ago that beach-goers were criticised for filling the sand on Bondi Beach to enjoy the Autumn sun amid social distancing rules.
This weekend, it was Victoria’s turn, as the same thing happened along the state’s coast, resulting in closures and bans on beaches.
Victoria's Health Minister Jenny Mikakos called out Victorians for their "stupid behaviour".
"If you can stay at home, you must stay at home," Ms Mikakos said. "This is the only way we are going to defeat COVID-19. It is the only way we are going to slow down the spread."
Similar crowds were seen on Bondi, Coogee and Cronulla promenades over the weekend again in Sydney - even with beach closures in place.
This is what Social Distancing looks like at Coogee Beach, Sydney today. Is this 10 people gathering?? #coronavirusaustralia #coronavirus #coronavirus #auspol #COVID19Aus #Covid_19 #Covid_19australia #CoronaLockdown #SocialDistanacing pic.twitter.com/KPXQ0dDecC
— Glenn Coddington ACS (@GlennCoddington) March 29, 2020