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Masks now mandatory at indoor venues and public transport across Greater Sydney

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Seven of the infections were detected outside of the reporting period and will be included in tomorrow's figures.

Ten new cases were reported by NSW Health on Tuesday, with seven of these detected after the reporting period's 8pm cut off on Monday night.

This morning, NSW Health announced what is essentially 10 new cases, including a woman in her 20s from the eastern suburbs who was not a close contact of a previous case.

"There is no doubt an increased level of concern given the number of cases", said NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian at this morning's press conference.

A woman in her 60s from the Illawarra. That infection is still under investigation.

"A very fleeting exchange or a very fleeting coexistence has actually allowed the virus to transfer and highlights how contagious it is".

There are three new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation, and none in the community, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the child had tested positive "a few hours ago" and the school was working with health officials to develop a plan for the 365 children in the eastern suburbs school to be "discharged home to their parents" and tested.

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"Unfortunately, a number of people who contracted the virus have done so in a very fleeting way", Ms Berejiklian said.

New venues have been added to the growing list of exposure sites identified across more than a dozen suburbs.

NSW Health has also ramped up its advice around the original infection site at Westfield Bondi Junction and is asking anyone who was there - including the vehicle park - at any time between June 12 and 18 June to get tested for Covid-19.

The sites include bus routes and locations in the Sydney CBD, Drummoyne, Parramatta, Hurstville, Castle Hill, Merrylands and Baulkham Hills.

New Zealand health authorities have also urged travellers from the state who have been to a location of interest to isolate and get tested.

Everyone in greater Sydney and Wollongong (but barring the Central Coast and the Hunter) will be required to wear face masks on public transport, when going grocery shopping, or attending indoor events for at least another week, until June 30th at midnight.

Visitation limits have also been imposed on aged care and disability facilities.