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Coronavirus cases rise by seven in New South Wales – 7NEWS.com.au

Among the new cases is a man who’d visited a pub and someone who’d driven in from Victoria.

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Coronavirus cases have risen by seven in New South Wales overnight, bringing the states total to 3285.
One of these cases is the man from the Blue Mountains who visited Crossroads Hotel Casula on July 3.
Another case is a person from Victoria who drove into New South Wales on July 7.
The Victorian is now in hotel quarantine and his three close contacts are in isolation.
The further five cases are all returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
NSW Health explained that the Crossroads case follows the recent diagnosis of a Sydney woman, who had also been at the Hotel on July 3.
This is the only known link between these two cases.
The Hotel has been closed for deep cleaning and contacts are being traced, NSW Health said.
Three of this cases household contacts late yesterday evening tested positive for COVID-19 and are also isolating.
They will be included in the case numbers tomorrow.
NSW Health is urging anyone who visited the Crossroads Hotel, Casula on the evening of Friday 3 July to immediately self-isolate, come forward for testing and monitor for symptoms.
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The worker was asymptomatic at the time but became unwell after their shift.

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Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he will continue to focus on making it easier for businesses “to survive, to be viable, to be profitable” in what will be his final budget input before he retires from politics at the end of the year.

“That will include a focus on the appropriate tax policy settings,” Senator Cormann told ABC…



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