NSW records 30 new COVID-19 cases; Lockdown not delayed, says Premier

New South Wales has recorded 30 new community cases of Covid -19 as Greater Sydney and surrounds enter their first full day of lockdown.
The number of cases connected to the burgeoning Bondi cluster now stands at 110, while two other community cases are under investigation.
More than 52,000 coronavirus tests were conducted yesterday, down slightly from just over 55,000 the previous day.

Meanwhile, the NSW Premier has denied she delayed calling a lockdown for politically motivated reasons, saying she always follows the health advice.

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“I do not regret a single decision we have taken because it has been based on health advice and also when you are making a major decision to lockdown millions and millions of people, you have to make sure it is based on health advice and not because you want to have zero cases every day,” she said.

“We are balancing the health advice with making sure our citizens were given that information,” she said.

“I have never cared about what people think about me but I care about keeping people safe and not putting burdens on them unless we absolutely have to.

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“Yesterday we had no other alternative, that is a decision we take to keep our community safe but also during the course of the next few days and weeks, make sure we provide as much information as possible and as much certainty as possible.”