New South Wales enjoys SIXTH day of zero coronavirus transmissions

New South Wales enjoys SIXTH day of zero coronavirus transmissions – as Gladys Berejiklian comes under pressure to increase pub numbers to save the embattled industry

By Kelsey Wilkie For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:17 BST, 1 October 2020 | Updated: 02:37 BST, 1 October 2020

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Gladys Berejiklian is under pressure to ease restrictions as the state records six days without any community transmission. 

The NSW premier announced on Thursday there were three new cases in the state, two are in hotel quarantine.

The third is believed to be an old case but was added to Thursday’s numbers. 

Hospitality leaders have been calling for restrictions to be eased to allow for double the amount of patrons inside a venue at one time. 

The current one person per four square metre rule has been in place since May and has weighed heavily on the hospitality industry, with food and beverage sales down 60 per cent. 

However, Ms Berejiklian was less than optimistic, saying residents 'should not assume this zero number is going to continue'.

Gladys Berejiklian is under pressure to ease restrictions as the state records six days without any community transmission

Gladys Berejiklian is under pressure to ease restrictions as the state records six days without any community transmission 

The current one person per four square metre rule has been in place since May and has weighed heavily on the hospitality industry, with food and beverage sales down 60 per cent (Pictured: Customers at the Opera Bar at Sydney Opera House)

The current one person per four square metre rule has been in place since May and has weighed heavily on the hospitality industry, with food and beverage sales down 60 per cent (Pictured: Customers at the Opera Bar at Sydney Opera House)

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