December 18th – The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and The Australian reported on the 18th that a cluster infection of COVID-19 occurred on the northern beach of Sydney, Australia, and the number of confirmed cases has risen to 28.
The virus strain is likely to have originated in the United States.
The Governor of New South Wales Beredgillian said on the 18th that 10 new confirmed cases on that day were related to the Sydney beach epidemic, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases rose to 28.
Greater Sydney will be on high alert, and North Beach residents are being asked to stay home as much as possible this weekend to help track and reduce the spread of the virus.
According to genome tests, the virus belongs to the international strain, but it is still unknown how the strain entered the region. Kerry Chant, NSW Chief Health Officer, said the international strain “most likely originated in the United States”.