Coronavirus: two-month-old baby and seven-year-old test positive

Baby positive after contact with infected adult

Editor / March 24 2020

A two-month-old baby boy has tested positive after contact with an infected adult.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the baby boy was tested following close contact with an adult who had been diagnosed with the virus.

The seven-year-old girl who has tested positive also had contact with an adult.

Both cases are in New South Wales and are the youngest children diagnosed with the virus to date in NSW. Previously the youngest was 12-years-old.

There are over 1000 cases of coronavirus in New South Wales, and over 2000 nationally.



Overnight Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced new restrictions which take affect from midnight Thursday.


The new restrictions will ban the following:


  • Food courts in shopping centres - however, take-away will be allowed
  • Beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, massage and tattoo parlours
  • Auction houses
  • Real estate auctions and open house inspections
  • Weddings are restricted to couples, the celebrant and witnesses (no more than five people)
  • Funerals have been restricted to no more than 10 people
  • Outdoor and indoor markets - excluding food markets
  • Amusement parks and arcades
  • Play centres, both indoor and outdoor
  • Community and recreation centres
  • Personal training will be limited to 10 people, with social distancing strictly enforced
  • Social and sporting-based activities, involving large groups
  • Galleries, museums, libraries and community facilities
  • Community clubs, halls and RSLs

Hairdressers and barber shops will be allowed to stay open, however appointments must be strictly limited to 30 minutes or less and social distancing rules must be followed.



Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.

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