No new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded overnight in Tasmania, as the three-day blockade is nearing its end in southern Tasmania.
However, public health director Mark Beich said the decision on whether to end the blockade on Monday as originally planned will not be made on Sunday.
“We haven’t identified the case, but we still have about half the close contacts to get the information,” he said.
“I will be in a much more confident position to give advice on that tomorrow.”
The snap lockdown was announced Friday after a 31-year-old New South Wales man infected with Covid-19 fled the hotel’s quarantine.
Dr. Weich said the man did not want to work with a contact tracer.
“The fact that he hasn’t disclosed everywhere he’s been to has undermined the confidence that we’re absolutely confident that we’ve contacted all major close contacts. I think, “he said.
“I’m sure I’ve contacted almost all, if not all, of the main contacts who were in the location where he was.”
Authorities have identified 168 major close contacts, with 95 returning negative results so far.
Eleven of the 15 household contacts have been negative so far, with other results expected later in Sunday.
Prime Minister Peter Gatwan said a record 1769 test was conducted overnight and there were no new exposure sites.
“I would like to thank the Tasmanians for their progress in getting tested, which gives our public health authorities a great deal of confidence,” he said.
“Tests continue to be at high standards in the target area.”
Gatwan said Tasmania’s double vaccination rate is 68.4% and is expected to exceed 70% within a few days.
Over 1000 vehicles were checked and 90 turned around.
Police also issued 16 infringement notices and arrested two.
A man was arrested for unrelated issues, but later learned that he had held a rally outside the limits as part of an investigator. He was fined $ 778 for the breach.
Police said another man, who was not wearing a mask and allegedly abused the police, was also arrested and will appear in court.
No new cases of Covid in Tasmania as the state has passed the midpoint of snap lockdown
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