The increase in coronavirus cases in the Australian state of New South Wales, which confirmed fourteen new infections on the last day, has increased fear of a second nationwide wave of infections this Monday.
The contagion associated with an outbreak in a truck-haunted pub is a week after the neighboring state of Victoria has again restricted its 5 million residents to slow the spread of the virus.
While Australia has avoided reaching as many infections and deaths as other countries in the world with moderate restriction measures, the authorities now fear an increasing increase in transmission. Of the 14 identified cases, eight are the result of local transmission, while the rest are imported cases.
The situation has prompted the government to reinstate certain restrictions so that, according to The Sydney Morning Herald, pubs are currently unable to accommodate groups of more than ten people.
The authorities are also planning to announce new measures on Tuesday after a new outbreak was registered in a hotel in Casula, Sydney, which has initially resulted in 21 infections.