The Australian state of New South Wales will shut down all “non-essential services” in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.”Tonight I will be informing the National Cabinet that NSW will proceed to a more comprehensive shutdown of non-essential services,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a statement Sunday.
Essential services and stores, such as petrol stations, convenience stores and pharmacies, will remain open. The shutdown will take place over the next 48 hours.
Sydney — Australia’s biggest city — is the capital of New South Wales.
New South Wales has 469 confirmed novel coronavirus cases, the highest of all Australian states. Australia has more than 1,000 cases of coronavirus.
Source: CNN News