A new case of COVID-19 has been discovered in Byron Bay and has been community-broadcast Four counties in northern New South Wales have additional restrictions over Easter

Byron Bay residents and vacationers are on high alert as they wait to find out if COVID-19 has been transmitted to the community on the north New South Wales coast

Queensland has registered eight new cases of COVID-19, including five people who attended a party in Byron Bay over the weekend

The Northern Territory government has added the Byron Shire to its list of coronavirus hotspots due to the escalating outbreak

People arriving in the NT from the Byron Shire must enter the mandatory, monitored quarantine with immediate effect

“These next 24 hours will either decide whether we can have a decent Easter time with our friends and family and open our doors to visitors”

The timing of the recent COVID-19 outbreak could not have come at a worse time, as tens of thousands of people are expected to come to the popular coastal town for a major music event

The Bluesfest with a daily capacity of 16500 people per day for five days takes place in nearby Tyagarah in the Byron Shire

Cr Richardson said he was confident that the promoters and NSW Health had adequate security plans and management in place on the festival site However, he is concerned about visitors to the city

“COVID is silent and invisible and if someone unwittingly wears it there is a risk”

NSW Health has updated the locations of positive COVID-19 cases in Byron Bay and Ewingsdale

These include the Byron Beach Hotel, popular cafes and restaurants in Byron Bay and Ewingsdale, and a trailer park in Suffolk Park

NSW Health has urged anyone in NSW, particularly the Byron Bay area, with the slightest symptom to come forward for testing and then isolate until they get a negative result

“The bottom line is that we are very nervous and are eagerly awaiting any tests that are happening,” he said

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