NSW virus death toll hits 48, one new case

NSW virus death toll hits 48, one new case”

Waratah trains are also subject to the new rules, with only 35 passengers allowed per carriage (24% of it's typical capacity), while freshwater ferries will be limited to 245 passengers (22% of peak capacity).

However, as more people head back to work in the coming weeks, NSW authorities are concerned that increased use of the PT network could lead to a spike in instances of community transmission of the coronavirus.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she had been pleased with people's behaviour over the weekend, announcing the single new case found among nearly 6000 tests.

"Please don't let your guard down".

"But I also do want to remind people this virus is extremely risky and we are all - every one of us - sitting ducks for this virus".

The Lord Mayor said the NSW Government and the City of Sydney Council were also considering plans to deliver temporary cycleways on Oxford Street in Paddington and Darlinghurst, King Street, College Street and Castlereagh Street in the CBD, and King Street in Newtown.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant told reporters that a man in his 60s with underlying health issues had died in hospital, taking the state's death toll to 48.

Meanwhile, Australia is joining dozens of countries pushing for an investigation into the origins of the new coronavirus when the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO), meets in Switzerland this week for its first annual meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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With these new numbers in mind, Constance stated that the city's public transport system will only be able to carry 550,000-600,000 commuters in comparison to its usual 2.2 million.

"We want to avoid crowded trains and buses and ferries and we want people to be safe and not contract the virus", he said.

"Places in and around the CBD, but also in employment hubs, will be investigated and more pop-up parking stations will be made available", she added.

Apps like TripView and Google Maps are being updated to more accurately show capacity.

Because more people are expected to drive, the government is building a pop-up carpark at Moore Park and urging people to commute outside of peak hours.

"As the economy starts to open up again we face some real challenges in ensuring people can remain safe while still getting to and from work", Mr Constance said.

For full details, and to plan your travel, head over to the NSW Transport website.

"It is not a message you would give without COVID about", she said.

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