Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, as NSW contact tracers try to rein in an outbreak on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Late on Thursday, an additional 12 COVID-19 cases were detected in the area, prompting NSW Health to ask people living within the Northern Beaches Local Government Area to work from home and remain there as much as possible.
Amid growing concern over the outbreak, a number of states and the Northern Territory imposed new travel rules for people from NSW.
Separate to the northern beaches cluster, a 45-year-old van driver who transports airline crew to and from Sydney Airport tested positive on Wednesday.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is due to provide an update on the situation. We’ll bring you the latest developments as they happen.