Two children test positive for COVID-19

25 March 2020

Written by: Phoebe Doyle

Two children under 10 tested positive for coronavirus in NSW

A 2-month-old boy and 7-year-old girl have tested positive to COVID-19, the first recorded cases of children under 10 in NSW.

Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Chief Medical Officer, told the ABC that they are unrelated cases and that both children had been in contact with adults with the virus.

These two cases bring NSW’s number of confirmed cases to 1,029, and the total number in Australia to over 2,000, including eight deaths.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced tighter restrictions last night in an attempt to slow the virus spread.

From midnight tonight, businesses such as amusement parks, swimming pools, beauticians, galleries, museums and recreation centres will no longer be allowed to operate.

Stricter limitations will also be enforced for weddings and funerals, as well as hairdressers and personal trainers.

Mr Morrison said that while different states are at varying stages in terms of coronavirus, these new restrictions will be consistent throughout the country.

“Our goal is to get through this together and by following commonsense rules and doing the right thing, that’s how we slow the spread of this virus, and that’s how we save lives,” he said.

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