ASIA-PACIFIC

Misleading posts claim Australia’s New South Wales declared end to Covid-19 pandemic

Published on 08/03/2021 at 13:40

Multiple Facebook posts claim the Australian state of New South Wales declared an end to the Covid-19 pandemic and that the state, without a mask mandate, recorded no cases in over a month. The claim is misleading: while the state marked its 50th consecutive day of no locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2021, it did record several imported cases; residents are also still required to wear masks in certain circumstances.