December 25 According to Reuters, in order to curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Sydney, Australia, New South Wales has increased its coronavirus testing in large numbers, and other states and territories have taken similar measures for fears that the epidemic may spread.
According to relevant officials, on the 24th, local time, New South Wales, which lives in about a quarter of Australia’s population, conducted nearly 70,000 coronavirus tests, breaking the previous record number of tests.
On the 25th local time, seven new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in New Zealand, six of which were related to the epidemic in Sydney’s northern beaches.
“I don’t think there will be a normal Christmas in the state today” said New York Governor Berejikrian on the 25th, “You must think very carefully about all the activities you are doing.”
After months of fighting the large-scale epidemic, neighboring Victoria has not seen new confirmed cases for eight consecutive weeks, and more than 11,000 tests were conducted in the state on the 24th.
More than 96,000 coronavirus tests were tested across Australia on the 24th.