Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 19 more deaths and 331 cases as NSW reports 22 cases – latest news

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announces the highest number of Covid-19 cases since mid-April. Follow today’s live updates

7.59am BST

A cafe in Huskisson on the New South Wales south coast says two patrons who dined there on Saturday have tested positive for Covid-19.

Here’s the statement from the Wildginger cafe’s Facebook page:

On Saturday the 8th of August from 8pm, two patrons who were holidaying in Jervis Bay for the weekend dined with us. As of yesterday (Monday August 10th), they have received positive test results for Covid-19.

Please be advised that at this time, NONE of our staff have tested positive for Covid-19 and the incident was from patrons visiting from Sydney.

7.41am BST

The defence minister, Linda Reynolds, has just issued a statement apparently responding to the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, who said this morning that ADF personnel had not been offered to Victoria to deal with hotel quarantining.

First, here’s what Andrews said today in response to questions:

I don’t believe ADF support was on offer. It’s been provided in limited circumstances in New South Wales, not to provide security as such but to provide transportation from the airport to hotels. I think it is fundamentally incorrect to assert that there was hundreds of ADF staff on offer and somehow someone said no. That’s not, in my judgment, accurate.

Throughout the pandemic the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been postured to respond to requests for support from the states and territories at very short notice.

From 21 March 2020, ADF planning teams were established in every state and territory to rapidly facilitate any requests for support.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 19 more deaths and 331 cases as NSW reports 22 cases – latest news ———

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