Australia's most populous state reports first COVID-19 case in more than a month

By Reuters4 days ago

By Colin Packham and Renju Jose

CANBERRA, May 5 (Reuters) - Australia's most populous state on Wednesday reported its first locally acquired COVID-19 case in more than a month and health authorities are working to trace the source of the infection.

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Australia has largely eradicated COVID-19, but a man in his 50s with no known links to hotels used to quarantine people who have arrived from overseas tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, the New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health said in a statement.

It is NSW's first local COVID-19 case since March 31.

The unnamed man visited several venues in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, the capital of NSW and Australia's biggest city, the ministry said.

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