Kerry Chant

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Kerry Chant told : "This virus may throw us curve balls. You know, we've got the Delta variant," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, October 16, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The exact mechanism of how that strain emerged and got into the community in Western Sydney is still under investigation," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Individuals need to make their own decisions as we work through this, it takes two to three weeks after the second dose for immunity to kick in so I would ask that people are a little bit cautious about going out and about when they’re in that period,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a new Delta strain identified through genome sequencing. As routine, we progressively do special testing ... and we’ve detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Individuals need to make their own decisions as we work through this, it takes two to three weeks after the second dose for immunity to kick in so I would ask that people are a little bit cautious about going out and about when they’re in that period,” External link

smh Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a new Delta strain identified through genome sequencing. As routine, we progressively do special testing ... and we’ve detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community,” External link

smh Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a new Delta strain identified through genome sequencing. As routine, we progressively do special testing ... and we’ve detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community,” External link

theage Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community," "We've linked that back to a person who returned from overseas but the exact mechanism of how that strain emerged and got into the community in western Sydney is still under investigation" External link

9news Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The exact mechanism of how that strain emerged and got into the community in Western Sydney is still under investigation," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a new Delta strain identified through genome sequencing. As routine, we progressively do special testing ... and we’ve detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:54:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” External link

theage Friday, October 8, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, October 8, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” External link

theherald-au Friday, October 8, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” “We’re undertaking some investigations into the source and how the transmission occurred” External link

smh Friday, October 8, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “There is no evidence that this new strain presents any differences regarding transmission, vaccine effectiveness or severity,” “We are undertaking investigations into the source and to how the transmission occurred” External link

dailytelegraph Friday, October 8, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “I think her clear commitment to the community is self evident,” External link

watoday Monday, October 4, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I suppose I will address that question in my own way, which is just saying that the Premier has worked tirelessly since the pandemic commenced through this most difficult time and I think her clear commitment to the community is so evident," "I don't think it's really appropriate for me to go into any further issues, but just to recognise how hard and how committed the Premier has been" External link

yahoo-au Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are seeing a decline in case numbers in a number of areas in metropolitan Sydney and that's pleasing but we are seeing increasing trends in the regions," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Please sustain those high rates of testing," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important that everyone presents for testing and everyone takes this opportunity to get vaccinated," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important that everyone presents for testing and everyone takes this opportunity to get vaccinated," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are seeing an increase in cases in our regional areas, with an increase in cases in the Hunter New England," External link

abc-au Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I would like to urge everyone to get vaccinated at this time, so if you are still unvaccinated... there is increasing supplies of Moderna at pharmacies, and GPs have strong supplies of Pfizer," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It may be that we assume when everyone is vaccinated, and you have knowingly taken that risk, we don’t do the same level of contact tracing that has been occurring in the earlier phases in the outbreak,” External link

smh Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It may be that we assume when everyone is vaccinated, and you have knowingly taken that risk, we don’t do the same level of contact tracing that has been occurring in the earlier phases in the outbreak,” External link

theage Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It may be that we assume when everyone is vaccinated, and you have knowingly taken that risk, we don’t do the same level of contact tracing that has been occurring in the earlier phases in the outbreak,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "If we had not identified those cases, they would have been in the community with generating further exposure venues," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We know that there's been three people that have been exposed on both June 12 and June 13," External link

abc-au Monday, June 21, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "If you can work from home, work from home," "Don't go out to the pub or have a big gathering whilst you're waiting for that test but we weren't imposing the strict isolation requirement … if you didn't have any symptoms and you hadn't been in any close or contact venues" External link

abc-au Monday, June 21, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

theherald-au Monday, June 21, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

smh Monday, June 21, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

smh Monday, June 21, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

theage Monday, June 21, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

theherald-au Monday, June 21, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a critical part in the response,” “It is critical that we all do our part in moderating our behaviours taking that extra care, and that applies to individuals but also businesses” External link

guardian Monday, June 21, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “After 8pm, we have had a one woman in her 50s from the Sutherland Shire and she is a close contact of a previously reported case, a family contact of that case,” External link

qt Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are calling for the community to come forward for testing. At this stage, we have not been able to identify positive cases in the catchment," External link

abc-au Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “After 8pm, we have had a one woman in her 50s from the Sutherland Shire and she is a close contact of a previously reported case, a family contact of that case,” External link

qt Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “After 8pm, we have had a one woman in her 50s from the Sutherland Shire and she is a close contact of a previously reported case, a family contact of that case,” External link

qt Sunday, June 20, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We want to redouble our efforts to get testing of anyone he was in Westfield Bondi Junction including the car park on June 12 and June 13," External link

9news Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "This indicates that the initial case was highly infectious as transmission must have occurred through fleeting exposure," External link

bordermail Friday, June 18, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "This indicates that the initial case was highly infectious as transmission must have occurred through fleeting exposure," External link

yahoo-au Friday, June 18, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While infectious this latest case visited venues in Redfern, Newtown, Bondi Junction and Campbelltown and travelled (by) train from Newtown to Bondi Junction on June 13 and from Bondi Junction to Campbelltown and return on June 15,” External link

qt Friday, June 18, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We would normally see outdoor dining as a lower risk setting and we would normally see shopping centres as a lower risk setting,” External link

smh Friday, June 18, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We would normally see outdoor dining as a lower risk setting and we would normally see shopping centres as a lower risk setting,” External link

theage Friday, June 18, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant added : “It is concerning he has transmitted in a cafe and we will look at any information about the proximity they may have had,” External link

theage Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It is concerning he has transmitted in a cafe and we will look at any information about the proximity they may have had but clearly that gives us a raised level of concern,” External link

watoday Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That strain does not match anything that's been uploaded in Australia at this time," "But it does match perfectly a sequence that's been uploaded from the US so that fits with that plausible hypothesis" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That gentleman had recently engaged in the salivary testing program and hadn't been prior to that," "It will be a matter for police to ascertain what his role was prior to that and when he commenced operations" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "If we have medical contra-indications we work through those, " "The vast majority of people have taken than up when presented with the vaccine" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It is concerning he has transmitted in a cafe and we will look at any information about the proximity they may have had but clearly that gives us a raised level of concern,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “the turnaround time for most international flight crew is very quick” External link

theage Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant explained : “We've had a gentleman in his 40s from Sydney‘s north-western suburbs, who had high CT values and for us, that means a low viral load,” External link

qt Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “With the vaccination rollout now well underway, this surveillance and real-world research will continue to arm us with timely and robust data to ensure the very best outcomes for the people of NSW, and help us navigate the path ahead,” External link

qt Friday, June 4, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This research will also establish an invaluable biobank of specimens which will be crucial to current and future research to keep the people of NSW healthy and protected from infectious disease,” External link

qt Friday, June 4, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “If this gentleman was the source for those individuals, then they were not potentially infectious when they were in NSW, and clearly if the reverse is the case that may take back the exposure period,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have captured the moment of exactly the point of transmission and it was actually very fleeting,” External link

watoday Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have captured the moment of exactly the point of transmission and it was actually very fleeting,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

bordermail Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

bordermail Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have captured the moment of exactly the point of transmission and it was actually very fleeting,” External link

smh Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have captured the moment of exactly the point of transmission and it was actually very fleeting,” External link

theage Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Can I just thank a number of those venues that assisted our contact tracers last night. All of those venues that had those QR codes people should have received a text message if they had a valid number last night and it also allowed us to commence our phone calls to all of those individuals," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Can I just thank a number of those venues that assisted our contact tracers last night. All of those venues that had those QR codes people should have received a text message if they had a valid number last night and it also allowed us to commence our phone calls to all of those individuals," External link

bordermail Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "We are dealing with an evolving situation," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While the vaccine is our way out [of the pandemic], we know that there’s certain behaviours that we needed to embed on that journey, and one of those is if you have the most minimal symptoms, please get tested,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While the vaccine is our way out [of the pandemic], we know that there’s certain behaviours that we needed to embed on that journey, and one of those is if you have the most minimal symptoms, please get tested,” External link

watoday Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "We are dealing with an evolving situation," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "We are dealing with an evolving situation," External link

bordermail Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “As soon as they received a call alerting them to the fact they were close contacts, they immediately contacted NSW Health, we immediately got testing done, and I can confirm that two of those that were contacted last night were negative,” External link

qt Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “There were two that I was aware of, but there were a number of others that had gone to the shopping centre,” “And as you can imagine, a shopping centre could have captured a broader group of people” External link

qt Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We have reviewed the CCTV footage. We have recreated the gentleman's walking route to see if there would be any opportunity for crossover. At this stage we haven't found that," External link

9news Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “They’ll be on a shortlist because we want to make sure every dose of that Pfizer gets into arms,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “They’ll be on a shortlist because we want to make sure every dose of that Pfizer gets into arms,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “They’ll be on a shortlist because we want to make sure every dose of that Pfizer gets into arms,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “They’ll be on a shortlist because we want to make sure every dose of that Pfizer gets into arms,” External link

watoday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

smh Monday, May 10, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

smh Monday, May 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "He's really gone above and beyond to help us," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, May 10, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "He's really gone above and beyond to help us," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, May 10, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “So, because of that, we are still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are yet unrecognized,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, May 10, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 10, 2021 12:37:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

theage Monday, May 10, 2021 12:16:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Vaccination is very effective at reducing your risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 and will also reduce the chance you will pass on the infection to your loved ones," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, May 10, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “So, because of that, we are still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are yet unrecognised,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Unfortunately, we haven’t found that missing link,” “We have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman, (so) the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting” External link

theepochtimes Monday, May 10, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It’s not a good outcome for public health when that happens,” External link

guardian Monday, May 10, 2021 6:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "So, because of that, we are still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are yet unrecognised," External link

trust2 Monday, May 10, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “So, because of that, we are still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are yet unrecognised,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, May 10, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

theherald-au Monday, May 10, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 10, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

smh Monday, May 10, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "He's really gone above and beyond to help us," "We have reviewed CCTV footage ... he was in the city area and some of his walking routes did take him down around the precincts of the quarantine hotel ... but our lines of inquiry are continuing" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, May 10, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The rationale for hospitality workers to be wearing it and not patrons is because clearly when you're going to those hospitality venues you're eating and drinking and it makes no sense," "But what we've seen in a number of our other scenarious is the hospitality workers can often get infected from their patrons but then because they encounter so many people in a day they then can spread it. In retail, we've seen actually not many transmissions in retail settings - the exception is when the actual worker is actually positive" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, May 10, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "He's really gone above and beyond to help us," "We have reviewed CCTV footage ... he was in the city area and some of his walking routes did take him down around the precincts of the quarantine hotel ... but our lines of inquiry are continuing" External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 10, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The rationale for hospitality workers to be wearing it and not patrons is because clearly when you're going to those hospitality venues you're eating and drinking and it makes no sense," "But what we've seen in a number of our other scenarious is the hospitality workers can often get infected from their patrons but then because they encounter so many people in a day they then can spread it. In retail, we've seen actually not many transmissions in retail settings - the exception is when the actual worker is actually positive" External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 10, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There has been a lot of work to identify how the transmission event occurred. Unfortunately, we haven't found that missing link," External link

trust Monday, May 10, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our case, so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, May 7, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

AsiaOne Friday, May 7, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We want to make sure that we have the minimum impact on aged care residents but keep them safe,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 7, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

rappler Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

theage Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We want to make sure that we have the minimum impact on aged care residents but keep them safe,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

RTERadio Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

watoday Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our case, so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our case, so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are asking the community to be on alert, continue to practice COVID-Safe behaviours and stay home and get tested if they're unwell," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are asking the community to be on alert, continue to practice COVID-Safe behaviours and stay home and get tested if they're unwell," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This person had not come in contact with a quarantine or border worker, so the genomics was pivotal," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we're concerned about is that there is a missing link," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This person had not come in contact with a quarantine or border worker, so the genomics was pivotal," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we're concerned about is that there is a missing link," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This person who had not come in contact with a quarantine or border worker, so the genomics was pivotal," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we're concerned about is that there is a missing link," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "So all of the usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection are not clear," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The next ring of testing around this case will actually tell us whether he’s passed it on,” “But also in this case we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community. That’s why we’re asking people that have symptoms compatible with Covid to redouble your efforts and come out and get tested” External link

guardian Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

theage Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

theage Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In this case, we're really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community," "Understanding the source will be really important to understand how many cycles we have seen in the community that we haven't recognized yet" External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “So all of the usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection are not clear,” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What's a little bit disappointing at this stage is that we have only had 100 people sign in through the QR codes," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman has not travelled but we need to keep our minds open," External link

9news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "So all of the usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection are not clear," External link

japantoday Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "So all of the usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection are not clear," External link

reuters-af Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Understanding the source will be really important to understand how many cycles we have seen in the community that we haven’t recognised yet," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman has not travelled but we need to keep our minds open," External link

9news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman has not travelled but we need to keep our minds open," External link

9news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What makes [mRNA vaccines] so exciting is that they’re relatively easy to produce, change [and] modify at low cost, and that’s why people are so interested in this as an emerging technology for vaccines into the future,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "Really we should be thinking this is future-proofing us, allowing our researchers to develop and play in the area of mRNA vaccines and a range of other therapeutics," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What makes [mRNA vaccines] so exciting is that they’re relatively easy to produce, change [and] modify at low cost, and that’s why people are so interested in this as an emerging technology for vaccines into the future,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What makes [mRNA vaccines] so exciting is that they’re relatively easy to produce, change [and] modify at low cost, and that’s why people are so interested in this as an emerging technology for vaccines into the future,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Because of the implications if that transmission event occurred in the hotel, the question is could other people have been exposed?," External link

japantoday Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Because of the implications if that transmission event occurred in the hotel, the question is could other people have been exposed?," External link

msn-uk Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Because of the implications if that transmission event occurred in the hotel, the question is could other people have been exposed?," External link

ara-reuters Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "A number have gone into other states and territories and (those states) have been contacted," External link

qt Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Certainly, all of those measures are can open for consideration; particularly where we may have multiple family members," External link

qt Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We don’t have a definitive conclusion about the way transmission occurred," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Not all the information circulating out there is correct, so it’s important that people know where to go for the right advice,” External link

smh Monday, April 5, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Over the past year, I’m so grateful that they have helped us by sharing information on subjects like the symptoms of COVID‑19, how to get tested and how to keep COVID safe,” “Now we are asking them to help us again to make sure everyone gets accurate information they can trust on vaccines and the vaccination process,” External link

smh Monday, April 5, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Not all the information circulating out there is correct, so it’s important that people know where to go for the right advice,” External link

theage Friday, April 2, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Over the past year, I’m so grateful that they have helped us by sharing information on subjects like the symptoms of COVID‑19, how to get tested and how to keep COVID safe,” “Now we are asking them to help us again to make sure everyone gets accurate information they can trust on vaccines and the vaccination process,” External link

theage Friday, April 2, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Three of those friends have already been tested and were negative and this gentleman promptly, on hearing about this issue, presented for testing immediately did the right thing, in terms of self-isolation," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:31:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We will probably be identifying some additional venues associated with our two cases later today,” External link

smh Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Three of those friends have already been tested and were negative and this gentleman promptly, on hearing about this issue, presented for testing immediately did the right thing, in terms of self-isolation," External link

dailytelegraph Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Three of those friends have already been tested and were negative and this gentleman promptly, on hearing about this issue, presented for testing immediately did the right thing, in terms of self-isolation," External link

dailytelegraph Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I also urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible and able to do so. It will not only protect you, your family and loved ones, but will keep the whole community safe," External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Over the longer term, our success in HIV transmission is the result of a combination of strategies, including promotion of condom use, access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) antiviral drugs, commencing people on antiviral treatment sooner after diagnosis, treatment as prevention, and harm reduction strategies such as the Needle and Syringe Program,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 2:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We must build on our successes and respond to the challenges introduced by COVID-19. HIV testing and PrEP use decreased in 2020, likely due to the impact of COVID restrictions and reduced casual sex activity,” “It is vital that HIV testing and PrEP use increases in 2021, especially in priority populations” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 2:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Early testing and diagnosis linked to treatment prevents transmission. People with HIV who are linked to care and treatment can enjoy a long and healthy life,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 2:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “I also urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible and able to do so. It will not only protect you, your family and loved ones, but will keep the whole community safe,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “I also urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible and able to do so. It will not only protect you, your family and loved ones, but will keep the whole community safe,” External link

smh Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We are still in the final throes of following up the incursion event,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We are aiming to ease these restrictions with the knowledge that we don’t have any community transmission at this time,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t be absolutely certain they can’t be infected [after they have had the vaccine] but what we would suspect is that they may be less likely to pass it on because their viral load might be lower,” External link

smh Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "At the moment there is not a clear and obvious breach that explains it," External link

9news Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We have contacted around 130 people who worked from 7pm on Friday night to 7am on Saturday, overlapping March 12 to March 13," "We are asking those individuals to immediately self-isolate and get a test ... that allows us time to work through and ascertain the nature of interaction that this security guard would have had to those quarantine workers" External link

9news Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This investigation has some uncertainties as to the exact mechanism of transmission and obviously I'd be a lot more comfortable if I knew that specifically so we are keeping our options open and exploring a range of possibilities," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "But I would want to assure residents that this gentleman did not have any close or casual contact with any residents in that apartment complex," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman was exemplary in his adherence to the procedures for mask wearing and other protections and precautions. So we haven't been able to find an exact source or explanation for how this person became infected," External link

nzherald Monday, March 15, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There is also a large number of casual venues where we are asking people to monitor the symptoms and if they appear immediately to get tested and isolate until a negative result is received," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, March 15, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This investigation has some uncertainties as to the exact mechanism of transmission and obviously I'd be a lot more comfortable if I knew that specifically so we are keeping our options open and exploring a range of possibilities," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "But I would want to assure residents that this gentleman did not have any close or casual contact with any residents in that apartment complex," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are chasing up the gentleman's coworkers and any contractors that might have come onto the building site, the building complex to undertake building works," External link

yahoo-au Monday, March 15, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "But I would want to assure residents that this gentleman did not have any close or casual contact with any residents in that apartment complex," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 3:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we have done as a precaution is reached out again to the workers that were at that hotel at that time because, if this person was exposed, we are obviously thinking could anyone else have been exposed," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman does have another workplace, and we are just looking at that," External link

qt Monday, March 15, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We wouldn't have expected his immune system to kick in for 12-14 days or potentially longer, and then the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine gives further enhancement to that immune response,” External link

yahoo-au Monday, March 15, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have contacted around 130 people who worked from 7pm on Friday night to 7am on Saturday, overlapping that March 12 to March 13,” External link

yahoo-au Monday, March 15, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We wouldn't have expected his immune system to kick in for 12-14 days or potentially longer, and then the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine gives further enhancement to that immune response,” External link

yahoo-au Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have contacted around 130 people who worked from 7pm on Friday night to 7am on Saturday, overlapping that March 12 to March 13,” “We are asking those individuals to immediately self-isolate and get a test, and basically, that allows us time to work through and ascertain the nature of interaction that this security guard would have had to those quarantine workers” External link

yahoo-au Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we have done as a precaution is reached out again to the workers that were at that hotel at that time because, if this person was exposed, we are obviously thinking could anyone else have been exposed," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That allows us time to work through and ascertain the nature of interaction that this security guard would have had to those quarantine workers," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This gentleman does have another workplace, and we are just looking at that,” External link

dailytelegraph Sunday, March 14, 2021 6:59:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "anyone who could be bringing COVID to our shores are the groups we want to make sure are absolutely protected" External link

9news Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The focus on quarantine workers and border workers particularly assists us in ensuring that we ring fence and further decrease that risk [of a local case],” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "While that is pleasing, we do have to recognise that (Australia) is receiving international returned travellers, as well as the fact that we have our ports and airports receiving medical and essential freight, still remain at risk of an incursion event," External link

abc-au Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The focus on quarantine workers and border workers particularly assists us in ensuring that we ring fence and further decrease that risk [of a local case],” External link

theage Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "An important aspect of the continued rollout is ensuring everyone at risk of COVID-19 has access to vaccination as close to their homes as possible," External link

9news Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "An important aspect of the continued rollout is ensuring everyone at risk of COVID-19 has access to vaccination as close to their homes as possible," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key message is, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

smh Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "While we are putting incredible protections at our borders, and rolling out vaccine to our border workers and quarantine workers is the highest priority," "The risk of an event where we get that transmission is still ever-present" External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key message is, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

smh Monday, February 22, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key message is, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "When it is your time, please roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated," External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 22, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "When it is your time, please roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, February 22, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key messages, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 22, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key messages, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

smh Monday, February 22, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

smh Friday, February 19, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

theage Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

smh Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been in a good position that we’ve been able to wait [for] the international experience with the vaccine and learn from that,” External link

smh Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been in a good position that we’ve been able to wait [for] the international experience with the vaccine and learn from that,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been in a good position that we’ve been able to wait [for] the international experience with the vaccine and learn from that,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Clearly the priority for us is we need to protect our workers to come in contact with COVID-19 patients day in, day out," "We have a list of people working in our quarantine system… we will then be calling those people to book appointments in the next week" External link

9news Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been in a good position that we’ve been able to wait [for] the international experience with the vaccine and learn from that,” “Being able to rationally engage with our colleagues in other nations to make sure that [this] goes as smoothly as possible in terms of implementation of the program,” External link

theage Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Clearly the priority for us is we need to protect our workers to come in contact with COVID-19 patients day in, day out," "We have a list of people working in our quarantine system…we will then be calling those people to book appointments in the next week" External link

9news Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This is particularly important in areas where we've had recent cases, particularly western and southwest Sydney," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This is particularly important in areas where we've had recent cases, particularly western and south-west Sydney," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:54:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 18, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 18, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

smh Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering," External link

smh Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

smh Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

smh Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

theage Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

theage Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That catchment takes in a very broad catchment of suburbs," "So please go on to our website and if you are in that catchment, again, the most minuscule of symptoms please come out and get tested" External link

qt Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but they would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

theage Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff there" External link

abc-au Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is a plea to the community to come out for testing regardless how minimal your symptoms might be," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, January 15, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is a plea to the community to come out for testing regardless how minimal your symptoms might be," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, January 15, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “It would take at least three, maybe four weeks and so I need the community to be on track with us,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It would take at least three, maybe four weeks and so I need the community to be on track with us," External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It would take at least three, maybe four weeks and so I need the community to be on track with us," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The virus is clearly contributing to the increased picture, the increased number of cases in the UK, but there are also other contextual factors about where the UK is, in the middle of winter," "We know that indoor settings, where you're crowded inside, and particularly in households or small indoor venues, you're going to encourage the virus to be more readily transmitted" External link

qt Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It means we are currently testing widely around what we call 'upstream contacts', a broad net, to attempt to find any missing link in those chains of transmission," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It would take at least three, maybe four weeks, and so I need the community to be on track with us," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:18:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It would take at least three, maybe four weeks, and so I need the community to be on track with us," External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It means we are currently testing widely around what we call 'upstream contacts', a broad net, to attempt to find any missing link in those chains of transmission," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It means we are currently testing widely around what we call 'upstream contacts', a broad net, to attempt to find any missing link in those chains of transmission," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:54:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I'm particularly urging people in the Greater Western Sydney area - so that picks up all of south-western Sydney, those areas of Liverpool, Fairfield, Bankstown and those areas into Western Sydney," External link

9news Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It means we are currently testing widely around what we call 'upstream contacts', a broad net, to attempt to find any missing link in those chains of transmission," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As you know, we take a very precautionary role given the importance of healthcare workers being COVID-free also the fact that emergency departments have a lot of vulnerable people attend with underlying health conditions," External link

peopledaily Monday, January 11, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We take a very precautionary role given the importance of health care workers being COVID-free and also the fact that the emergency department have a lot of vulnerable people attend with underlying health conditions, ” “So you would expect us to take a very cautious approach” External link

theepochtimes Monday, January 11, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As you know, we take a very precautionary role given the importance of healthcare workers being COVID-free also the fact that emergency departments have a lot of vulnerable people attend with underlying health conditions," External link

sinacom-en Monday, January 11, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It may be he's been unwell for a while," External link

theage Monday, January 11, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “As you know, we take a very precautionary role given the importance of healthcare workers being Covid-free and also the fact that emergency departments have a lot of vulnerable people attend with underlying health conditions,” External link

yahoo-au Monday, January 11, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As a precaution, we are ensuring that all staff or patients who may have had inadvertent contact are assessed and appropriate public health measures put in place," External link

9news Monday, January 11, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We need to maintain those high rates of testing for at least 14 days and I would like to see them sustained beyond that," "But for the next 14 days, it is critical that we mop up any unrecognised chains of transmission" External link

abc-au Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We also asking people to be cautious about large gatherings and household events - hence the restrictions around the numbers of visitors that are permitted to houses each day," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It's really pleasing to see the vaccine is within our reach ... to be perfectly frank at the moment I really want the community focused on achieving no community transmission," External link

theage Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As the Premier indicated, we are seeing the emergence worldwide of a number of strains, and with travel, they are no longer the UK strain or the South African strain. We live in a global world and so all returning travellers are at increasing risk of having one of these mutations which need to be investigated," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important to note that some people still can have remnants of the virus for a long time, so we will use an expert panel to ensure we are not releasing cases that are infectious and that will require more intensive testing if anyone still remains [positive]," "It is important to remember with the sensitivity of our tests, there are people where we can detect very low levels of virus fragments that don't present a risk" External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned that with COVID, we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," "There will be mutations arising everywhere," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Obviously there is a different set of criteria if you have been hospitalised, there are much more stringent guidelines," External link

theage Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The Communicable Diseases Network Australia guidelines have been renewed and we will further discuss that situation today," External link

theage Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In NSW we've now re-instituted PCR testing on all negatives, but we are also making sure that we have the timely genetic genome sequencing, so again that can inform the decision-making," External link

theage Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As the Premier indicated, we are seeing the emergence worldwide of a number of strains, and with travel, they are no longer the UK strain or the South African strain. We live in a global world and so all returning travellers are at increasing risk of having one of these mutations which need to be investigated," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important to note that some people still can have remnants of the virus for a long time, so we will use an expert panel to ensure we are not releasing cases that are infectious and that will require more intensive testing if anyone still remains [positive]," "It is important to remember with the sensitivity of our tests, there are people where we can detect very low levels of virus fragments that don't present a risk" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned that with COVID, we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," "There will be mutations arising everywhere," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Obviously there is a different set of criteria if you have been hospitalised, there are much more stringent guidelines," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The Communicable Diseases Network Australia guidelines have been renewed and we will further discuss that situation today," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In NSW we've now re-instituted PCR testing on all negatives, but we are also making sure that we have the timely genetic genome sequencing, so again that can inform the decision-making," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Obviously there is a different set of criteria if you have been hospitalised, there are much more stringent guidelines," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The Communicable Diseases Network Australia guidelines have been renewed and we will further discuss that situation today," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In NSW we've now re-instituted PCR testing on all negatives, but we are also making sure that we have the timely genetic genome sequencing, so again that can inform the decision-making," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Obviously there is a different set of criteria if you have been hospitalised, there are much more stringent guidelines," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The Communicable Diseases Network Australia guidelines have been renewed and we will further discuss that situation today," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In NSW we've now re-instituted PCR testing on all negatives, but we are also making sure that we have the timely genetic genome sequencing, so again that can inform the decision-making," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As the Premier indicated, we are seeing the emergence worldwide of a number of strains, and with travel, they are no longer the UK strain or the South African strain. We live in a global world and so all returning travellers are at increasing risk of having one of these mutations which need to be investigated," External link

watoday Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important to note that some people still can have remnants of the virus for a long time, so we will use an expert panel to ensure we are not releasing cases that are infectious and that will require more intensive testing if anyone still remains [positive]," "It is important to remember with the sensitivity of our tests, there are people where we can detect very low levels of virus fragments that don't present a risk" External link

watoday Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned that with COVID, we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," "There will be mutations arising everywhere," External link

watoday Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are aware that some people are still out there with symptoms who aren't getting tested," External link

9news Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:15:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there," External link

watoday Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “Preliminary tests arriving last night, identified a group of four travellers in the Special Health Accomodation, who are positive for the new COVID variant identified in South Africa,” External link

dailytelegraph Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there," External link

smh Friday, January 8, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned that with COVID, we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," "There will be mutations arising everywhere," External link

smh Friday, January 8, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned… we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," External link

abc-au Friday, January 8, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Further testing is under way to confirm these results, but as a precaution the 16 people who were accompanying that flight have, as a precaution, moved to [NSW Health accommodation]," "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there" External link

smh Friday, January 8, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "They will be cleared when they are assessed to be no longer infectious," External link

smh Friday, January 8, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 8, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As a precaution the 16 people who were accompanying that flight, have as a precaution moved to the Shah(sic.)," External link

9news Friday, January 8, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Further testing is under way to confirm these results, but as a precaution the 16 people who were accompanying that flight have, as a precaution, moved to [NSW Health accommodation]," "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there" External link

watoday Friday, January 8, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "They will be cleared when they are assessed to be no longer infectious," External link

watoday Friday, January 8, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, January 8, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "They will be cleared when they are assessed to be no longer infectious," External link

theherald-au Friday, January 8, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "They will be cleared when they are assessed to be no longer infectious," External link

theage Friday, January 8, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, January 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I'm very proud of the work that we've done with our partner agencies, and our young people network to inform some of the content on that website," External link

qt Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

bordermail Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant disse : "Estamos prevendo que 20% da população será afetada na primeira onda" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, March 13, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant disse : "Estamos prevendo que 20% da população será afetada na primeira onda" External link

uol Friday, March 13, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT



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Kerry Chant told : "This virus may throw us curve balls. You know, we've got the Delta variant," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, October 16, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The exact mechanism of how that strain emerged and got into the community in Western Sydney is still under investigation," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Individuals need to make their own decisions as we work through this, it takes two to three weeks after the second dose for immunity to kick in so I would ask that people are a little bit cautious about going out and about when they’re in that period,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a new Delta strain identified through genome sequencing. As routine, we progressively do special testing ... and we’ve detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Individuals need to make their own decisions as we work through this, it takes two to three weeks after the second dose for immunity to kick in so I would ask that people are a little bit cautious about going out and about when they’re in that period,” External link

smh Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a new Delta strain identified through genome sequencing. As routine, we progressively do special testing ... and we’ve detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community,” External link

smh Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a new Delta strain identified through genome sequencing. As routine, we progressively do special testing ... and we’ve detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community,” External link

theage Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community," "We've linked that back to a person who returned from overseas but the exact mechanism of how that strain emerged and got into the community in western Sydney is still under investigation" External link

9news Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The exact mechanism of how that strain emerged and got into the community in Western Sydney is still under investigation," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a new Delta strain identified through genome sequencing. As routine, we progressively do special testing ... and we’ve detected a genome of the Delta strain which is different from that that was previously transmitting in our community,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:54:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, October 9, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” External link

theage Friday, October 8, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, October 8, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” External link

theherald-au Friday, October 8, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been having a program throughout this response to the pandemic around genome sequencing... and those investigations have identified eight cases with this particular Delta strain, seven people in one household within one additional case,” “We’re undertaking some investigations into the source and how the transmission occurred” External link

smh Friday, October 8, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “There is no evidence that this new strain presents any differences regarding transmission, vaccine effectiveness or severity,” “We are undertaking investigations into the source and to how the transmission occurred” External link

dailytelegraph Friday, October 8, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “I think her clear commitment to the community is self evident,” External link

watoday Monday, October 4, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I suppose I will address that question in my own way, which is just saying that the Premier has worked tirelessly since the pandemic commenced through this most difficult time and I think her clear commitment to the community is so evident," "I don't think it's really appropriate for me to go into any further issues, but just to recognise how hard and how committed the Premier has been" External link

yahoo-au Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are seeing a decline in case numbers in a number of areas in metropolitan Sydney and that's pleasing but we are seeing increasing trends in the regions," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Please sustain those high rates of testing," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important that everyone presents for testing and everyone takes this opportunity to get vaccinated," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important that everyone presents for testing and everyone takes this opportunity to get vaccinated," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are seeing an increase in cases in our regional areas, with an increase in cases in the Hunter New England," External link

abc-au Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I would like to urge everyone to get vaccinated at this time, so if you are still unvaccinated... there is increasing supplies of Moderna at pharmacies, and GPs have strong supplies of Pfizer," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It may be that we assume when everyone is vaccinated, and you have knowingly taken that risk, we don’t do the same level of contact tracing that has been occurring in the earlier phases in the outbreak,” External link

smh Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It may be that we assume when everyone is vaccinated, and you have knowingly taken that risk, we don’t do the same level of contact tracing that has been occurring in the earlier phases in the outbreak,” External link

theage Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It may be that we assume when everyone is vaccinated, and you have knowingly taken that risk, we don’t do the same level of contact tracing that has been occurring in the earlier phases in the outbreak,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "If we had not identified those cases, they would have been in the community with generating further exposure venues," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We know that there's been three people that have been exposed on both June 12 and June 13," External link

abc-au Monday, June 21, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "If you can work from home, work from home," "Don't go out to the pub or have a big gathering whilst you're waiting for that test but we weren't imposing the strict isolation requirement … if you didn't have any symptoms and you hadn't been in any close or contact venues" External link

abc-au Monday, June 21, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

theherald-au Monday, June 21, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

smh Monday, June 21, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

smh Monday, June 21, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

theage Monday, June 21, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Obviously it’s impossible to know who was in lifts when people are moving between a set of floors,” External link

theherald-au Monday, June 21, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This is a critical part in the response,” “It is critical that we all do our part in moderating our behaviours taking that extra care, and that applies to individuals but also businesses” External link

guardian Monday, June 21, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “After 8pm, we have had a one woman in her 50s from the Sutherland Shire and she is a close contact of a previously reported case, a family contact of that case,” External link

qt Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are calling for the community to come forward for testing. At this stage, we have not been able to identify positive cases in the catchment," External link

abc-au Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “After 8pm, we have had a one woman in her 50s from the Sutherland Shire and she is a close contact of a previously reported case, a family contact of that case,” External link

qt Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “After 8pm, we have had a one woman in her 50s from the Sutherland Shire and she is a close contact of a previously reported case, a family contact of that case,” External link

qt Sunday, June 20, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We want to redouble our efforts to get testing of anyone he was in Westfield Bondi Junction including the car park on June 12 and June 13," External link

9news Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "This indicates that the initial case was highly infectious as transmission must have occurred through fleeting exposure," External link

bordermail Friday, June 18, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "This indicates that the initial case was highly infectious as transmission must have occurred through fleeting exposure," External link

yahoo-au Friday, June 18, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While infectious this latest case visited venues in Redfern, Newtown, Bondi Junction and Campbelltown and travelled (by) train from Newtown to Bondi Junction on June 13 and from Bondi Junction to Campbelltown and return on June 15,” External link

qt Friday, June 18, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We would normally see outdoor dining as a lower risk setting and we would normally see shopping centres as a lower risk setting,” External link

smh Friday, June 18, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We would normally see outdoor dining as a lower risk setting and we would normally see shopping centres as a lower risk setting,” External link

theage Friday, June 18, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant added : “It is concerning he has transmitted in a cafe and we will look at any information about the proximity they may have had,” External link

theage Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It is concerning he has transmitted in a cafe and we will look at any information about the proximity they may have had but clearly that gives us a raised level of concern,” External link

watoday Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That strain does not match anything that's been uploaded in Australia at this time," "But it does match perfectly a sequence that's been uploaded from the US so that fits with that plausible hypothesis" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That gentleman had recently engaged in the salivary testing program and hadn't been prior to that," "It will be a matter for police to ascertain what his role was prior to that and when he commenced operations" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "If we have medical contra-indications we work through those, " "The vast majority of people have taken than up when presented with the vaccine" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It is concerning he has transmitted in a cafe and we will look at any information about the proximity they may have had but clearly that gives us a raised level of concern,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “the turnaround time for most international flight crew is very quick” External link

theage Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant explained : “We've had a gentleman in his 40s from Sydney‘s north-western suburbs, who had high CT values and for us, that means a low viral load,” External link

qt Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “With the vaccination rollout now well underway, this surveillance and real-world research will continue to arm us with timely and robust data to ensure the very best outcomes for the people of NSW, and help us navigate the path ahead,” External link

qt Friday, June 4, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This research will also establish an invaluable biobank of specimens which will be crucial to current and future research to keep the people of NSW healthy and protected from infectious disease,” External link

qt Friday, June 4, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “If this gentleman was the source for those individuals, then they were not potentially infectious when they were in NSW, and clearly if the reverse is the case that may take back the exposure period,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have captured the moment of exactly the point of transmission and it was actually very fleeting,” External link

watoday Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have captured the moment of exactly the point of transmission and it was actually very fleeting,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

bordermail Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

bordermail Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have captured the moment of exactly the point of transmission and it was actually very fleeting,” External link

smh Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have captured the moment of exactly the point of transmission and it was actually very fleeting,” External link

theage Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Can I just thank a number of those venues that assisted our contact tracers last night. All of those venues that had those QR codes people should have received a text message if they had a valid number last night and it also allowed us to commence our phone calls to all of those individuals," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Can I just thank a number of those venues that assisted our contact tracers last night. All of those venues that had those QR codes people should have received a text message if they had a valid number last night and it also allowed us to commence our phone calls to all of those individuals," External link

bordermail Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We've asked (them) to stop and stay until we actually really understand and do a full assessment of the risk," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "We are dealing with an evolving situation," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While the vaccine is our way out [of the pandemic], we know that there’s certain behaviours that we needed to embed on that journey, and one of those is if you have the most minimal symptoms, please get tested,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While the vaccine is our way out [of the pandemic], we know that there’s certain behaviours that we needed to embed on that journey, and one of those is if you have the most minimal symptoms, please get tested,” External link

watoday Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "We are dealing with an evolving situation," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "We are dealing with an evolving situation," External link

bordermail Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “As soon as they received a call alerting them to the fact they were close contacts, they immediately contacted NSW Health, we immediately got testing done, and I can confirm that two of those that were contacted last night were negative,” External link

qt Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “There were two that I was aware of, but there were a number of others that had gone to the shopping centre,” “And as you can imagine, a shopping centre could have captured a broader group of people” External link

qt Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We have reviewed the CCTV footage. We have recreated the gentleman's walking route to see if there would be any opportunity for crossover. At this stage we haven't found that," External link

9news Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “They’ll be on a shortlist because we want to make sure every dose of that Pfizer gets into arms,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “They’ll be on a shortlist because we want to make sure every dose of that Pfizer gets into arms,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “They’ll be on a shortlist because we want to make sure every dose of that Pfizer gets into arms,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “They’ll be on a shortlist because we want to make sure every dose of that Pfizer gets into arms,” External link

watoday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

smh Monday, May 10, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

smh Monday, May 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "He's really gone above and beyond to help us," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, May 10, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "He's really gone above and beyond to help us," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, May 10, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “So, because of that, we are still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are yet unrecognized,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, May 10, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 10, 2021 12:37:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

theage Monday, May 10, 2021 12:16:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Vaccination is very effective at reducing your risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 and will also reduce the chance you will pass on the infection to your loved ones," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, May 10, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “So, because of that, we are still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are yet unrecognised,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Unfortunately, we haven’t found that missing link,” “We have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman, (so) the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting” External link

theepochtimes Monday, May 10, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “It’s not a good outcome for public health when that happens,” External link

guardian Monday, May 10, 2021 6:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "So, because of that, we are still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are yet unrecognised," External link

trust2 Monday, May 10, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “So, because of that, we are still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are yet unrecognised,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, May 10, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

theherald-au Monday, May 10, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 10, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What’s clear is that this gentleman, because we have tested everyone in close proximity to this gentleman in terms of our upstream testing, the contact with the infectious person must have been very fleeting,” “Because of that, we’re still concerned that there may be chains of transmission in the community that are [as of] yet unrecognised” External link

smh Monday, May 10, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "He's really gone above and beyond to help us," "We have reviewed CCTV footage ... he was in the city area and some of his walking routes did take him down around the precincts of the quarantine hotel ... but our lines of inquiry are continuing" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, May 10, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The rationale for hospitality workers to be wearing it and not patrons is because clearly when you're going to those hospitality venues you're eating and drinking and it makes no sense," "But what we've seen in a number of our other scenarious is the hospitality workers can often get infected from their patrons but then because they encounter so many people in a day they then can spread it. In retail, we've seen actually not many transmissions in retail settings - the exception is when the actual worker is actually positive" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, May 10, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "He's really gone above and beyond to help us," "We have reviewed CCTV footage ... he was in the city area and some of his walking routes did take him down around the precincts of the quarantine hotel ... but our lines of inquiry are continuing" External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 10, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The rationale for hospitality workers to be wearing it and not patrons is because clearly when you're going to those hospitality venues you're eating and drinking and it makes no sense," "But what we've seen in a number of our other scenarious is the hospitality workers can often get infected from their patrons but then because they encounter so many people in a day they then can spread it. In retail, we've seen actually not many transmissions in retail settings - the exception is when the actual worker is actually positive" External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 10, 2021 4:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There has been a lot of work to identify how the transmission event occurred. Unfortunately, we haven't found that missing link," External link

trust Monday, May 10, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our case, so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, May 7, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

AsiaOne Friday, May 7, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We want to make sure that we have the minimum impact on aged care residents but keep them safe,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 7, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

rappler Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

theage Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We want to make sure that we have the minimum impact on aged care residents but keep them safe,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

RTERadio Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

watoday Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our case, so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our case, so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are asking the community to be on alert, continue to practice COVID-Safe behaviours and stay home and get tested if they're unwell," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are asking the community to be on alert, continue to practice COVID-Safe behaviours and stay home and get tested if they're unwell," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t find any direct link between our [community] case [and the traveller], so what we’re concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This person had not come in contact with a quarantine or border worker, so the genomics was pivotal," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we're concerned about is that there is a missing link," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This person had not come in contact with a quarantine or border worker, so the genomics was pivotal," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we're concerned about is that there is a missing link," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We can't find any direct link between our case, so what we're concerned about is there is another person that is as yet unidentified that infected our case," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This person who had not come in contact with a quarantine or border worker, so the genomics was pivotal," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we're concerned about is that there is a missing link," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "So all of the usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection are not clear," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The next ring of testing around this case will actually tell us whether he’s passed it on,” “But also in this case we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community. That’s why we’re asking people that have symptoms compatible with Covid to redouble your efforts and come out and get tested” External link

guardian Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

theage Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

theage Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In this case, we're really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community," "Understanding the source will be really important to understand how many cycles we have seen in the community that we haven't recognized yet" External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “So all of the usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection are not clear,” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What's a little bit disappointing at this stage is that we have only had 100 people sign in through the QR codes," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman has not travelled but we need to keep our minds open," External link

9news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "So all of the usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection are not clear," External link

japantoday Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "So all of the usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection are not clear," External link

reuters-af Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Understanding the source will be really important to understand how many cycles we have seen in the community that we haven’t recognised yet," External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman has not travelled but we need to keep our minds open," External link

9news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman has not travelled but we need to keep our minds open," External link

9news Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “In this case, we’re really interested in how this person acquired the infection to understand the broader risk in the community,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What makes [mRNA vaccines] so exciting is that they’re relatively easy to produce, change [and] modify at low cost, and that’s why people are so interested in this as an emerging technology for vaccines into the future,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "Really we should be thinking this is future-proofing us, allowing our researchers to develop and play in the area of mRNA vaccines and a range of other therapeutics," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What makes [mRNA vaccines] so exciting is that they’re relatively easy to produce, change [and] modify at low cost, and that’s why people are so interested in this as an emerging technology for vaccines into the future,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “What makes [mRNA vaccines] so exciting is that they’re relatively easy to produce, change [and] modify at low cost, and that’s why people are so interested in this as an emerging technology for vaccines into the future,” External link

smh Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Because of the implications if that transmission event occurred in the hotel, the question is could other people have been exposed?," External link

japantoday Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Because of the implications if that transmission event occurred in the hotel, the question is could other people have been exposed?," External link

msn-uk Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Because of the implications if that transmission event occurred in the hotel, the question is could other people have been exposed?," External link

ara-reuters Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "A number have gone into other states and territories and (those states) have been contacted," External link

qt Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Certainly, all of those measures are can open for consideration; particularly where we may have multiple family members," External link

qt Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We don’t have a definitive conclusion about the way transmission occurred," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Not all the information circulating out there is correct, so it’s important that people know where to go for the right advice,” External link

smh Monday, April 5, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Over the past year, I’m so grateful that they have helped us by sharing information on subjects like the symptoms of COVID‑19, how to get tested and how to keep COVID safe,” “Now we are asking them to help us again to make sure everyone gets accurate information they can trust on vaccines and the vaccination process,” External link

smh Monday, April 5, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Not all the information circulating out there is correct, so it’s important that people know where to go for the right advice,” External link

theage Friday, April 2, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Over the past year, I’m so grateful that they have helped us by sharing information on subjects like the symptoms of COVID‑19, how to get tested and how to keep COVID safe,” “Now we are asking them to help us again to make sure everyone gets accurate information they can trust on vaccines and the vaccination process,” External link

theage Friday, April 2, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Three of those friends have already been tested and were negative and this gentleman promptly, on hearing about this issue, presented for testing immediately did the right thing, in terms of self-isolation," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:31:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We will probably be identifying some additional venues associated with our two cases later today,” External link

smh Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Three of those friends have already been tested and were negative and this gentleman promptly, on hearing about this issue, presented for testing immediately did the right thing, in terms of self-isolation," External link

dailytelegraph Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Three of those friends have already been tested and were negative and this gentleman promptly, on hearing about this issue, presented for testing immediately did the right thing, in terms of self-isolation," External link

dailytelegraph Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I also urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible and able to do so. It will not only protect you, your family and loved ones, but will keep the whole community safe," External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:34:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Over the longer term, our success in HIV transmission is the result of a combination of strategies, including promotion of condom use, access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) antiviral drugs, commencing people on antiviral treatment sooner after diagnosis, treatment as prevention, and harm reduction strategies such as the Needle and Syringe Program,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 2:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We must build on our successes and respond to the challenges introduced by COVID-19. HIV testing and PrEP use decreased in 2020, likely due to the impact of COVID restrictions and reduced casual sex activity,” “It is vital that HIV testing and PrEP use increases in 2021, especially in priority populations” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 2:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “Early testing and diagnosis linked to treatment prevents transmission. People with HIV who are linked to care and treatment can enjoy a long and healthy life,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 2:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “I also urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible and able to do so. It will not only protect you, your family and loved ones, but will keep the whole community safe,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “I also urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible and able to do so. It will not only protect you, your family and loved ones, but will keep the whole community safe,” External link

smh Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We are still in the final throes of following up the incursion event,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We are aiming to ease these restrictions with the knowledge that we don’t have any community transmission at this time,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We can’t be absolutely certain they can’t be infected [after they have had the vaccine] but what we would suspect is that they may be less likely to pass it on because their viral load might be lower,” External link

smh Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "At the moment there is not a clear and obvious breach that explains it," External link

9news Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We have contacted around 130 people who worked from 7pm on Friday night to 7am on Saturday, overlapping March 12 to March 13," "We are asking those individuals to immediately self-isolate and get a test ... that allows us time to work through and ascertain the nature of interaction that this security guard would have had to those quarantine workers" External link

9news Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This investigation has some uncertainties as to the exact mechanism of transmission and obviously I'd be a lot more comfortable if I knew that specifically so we are keeping our options open and exploring a range of possibilities," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "But I would want to assure residents that this gentleman did not have any close or casual contact with any residents in that apartment complex," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman was exemplary in his adherence to the procedures for mask wearing and other protections and precautions. So we haven't been able to find an exact source or explanation for how this person became infected," External link

nzherald Monday, March 15, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There is also a large number of casual venues where we are asking people to monitor the symptoms and if they appear immediately to get tested and isolate until a negative result is received," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, March 15, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This investigation has some uncertainties as to the exact mechanism of transmission and obviously I'd be a lot more comfortable if I knew that specifically so we are keeping our options open and exploring a range of possibilities," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "But I would want to assure residents that this gentleman did not have any close or casual contact with any residents in that apartment complex," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are chasing up the gentleman's coworkers and any contractors that might have come onto the building site, the building complex to undertake building works," External link

yahoo-au Monday, March 15, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "But I would want to assure residents that this gentleman did not have any close or casual contact with any residents in that apartment complex," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 3:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we have done as a precaution is reached out again to the workers that were at that hotel at that time because, if this person was exposed, we are obviously thinking could anyone else have been exposed," External link

abc-au Monday, March 15, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This gentleman does have another workplace, and we are just looking at that," External link

qt Monday, March 15, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We wouldn't have expected his immune system to kick in for 12-14 days or potentially longer, and then the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine gives further enhancement to that immune response,” External link

yahoo-au Monday, March 15, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have contacted around 130 people who worked from 7pm on Friday night to 7am on Saturday, overlapping that March 12 to March 13,” External link

yahoo-au Monday, March 15, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We wouldn't have expected his immune system to kick in for 12-14 days or potentially longer, and then the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine gives further enhancement to that immune response,” External link

yahoo-au Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We have contacted around 130 people who worked from 7pm on Friday night to 7am on Saturday, overlapping that March 12 to March 13,” “We are asking those individuals to immediately self-isolate and get a test, and basically, that allows us time to work through and ascertain the nature of interaction that this security guard would have had to those quarantine workers” External link

yahoo-au Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "What we have done as a precaution is reached out again to the workers that were at that hotel at that time because, if this person was exposed, we are obviously thinking could anyone else have been exposed," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That allows us time to work through and ascertain the nature of interaction that this security guard would have had to those quarantine workers," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:01:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “This gentleman does have another workplace, and we are just looking at that,” External link

dailytelegraph Sunday, March 14, 2021 6:59:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "anyone who could be bringing COVID to our shores are the groups we want to make sure are absolutely protected" External link

9news Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The focus on quarantine workers and border workers particularly assists us in ensuring that we ring fence and further decrease that risk [of a local case],” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "While that is pleasing, we do have to recognise that (Australia) is receiving international returned travellers, as well as the fact that we have our ports and airports receiving medical and essential freight, still remain at risk of an incursion event," External link

abc-au Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The focus on quarantine workers and border workers particularly assists us in ensuring that we ring fence and further decrease that risk [of a local case],” External link

theage Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "An important aspect of the continued rollout is ensuring everyone at risk of COVID-19 has access to vaccination as close to their homes as possible," External link

9news Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:58:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "An important aspect of the continued rollout is ensuring everyone at risk of COVID-19 has access to vaccination as close to their homes as possible," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key message is, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

smh Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "While we are putting incredible protections at our borders, and rolling out vaccine to our border workers and quarantine workers is the highest priority," "The risk of an event where we get that transmission is still ever-present" External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key message is, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

smh Monday, February 22, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key message is, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "When it is your time, please roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated," External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 22, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "When it is your time, please roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, February 22, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key messages, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 22, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “The timeframes for that roadmap have been laid out, but they may be brought forward,” “But the key messages, when it is your time, please roll up your sleeves and get vaccinated” External link

smh Monday, February 22, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

smh Friday, February 19, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

theage Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “While there is a possibility to get six doses out of each vial, that’s really contingent on us getting access to low dead space volume needles,” External link

smh Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been in a good position that we’ve been able to wait [for] the international experience with the vaccine and learn from that,” External link

smh Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been in a good position that we’ve been able to wait [for] the international experience with the vaccine and learn from that,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been in a good position that we’ve been able to wait [for] the international experience with the vaccine and learn from that,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Clearly the priority for us is we need to protect our workers to come in contact with COVID-19 patients day in, day out," "We have a list of people working in our quarantine system… we will then be calling those people to book appointments in the next week" External link

9news Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We’ve been in a good position that we’ve been able to wait [for] the international experience with the vaccine and learn from that,” “Being able to rationally engage with our colleagues in other nations to make sure that [this] goes as smoothly as possible in terms of implementation of the program,” External link

theage Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Clearly the priority for us is we need to protect our workers to come in contact with COVID-19 patients day in, day out," "We have a list of people working in our quarantine system…we will then be calling those people to book appointments in the next week" External link

9news Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This is particularly important in areas where we've had recent cases, particularly western and southwest Sydney," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "This is particularly important in areas where we've had recent cases, particularly western and south-west Sydney," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:54:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 18, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 18, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

smh Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering," External link

smh Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

smh Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

smh Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

theage Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

theage Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "That catchment takes in a very broad catchment of suburbs," "So please go on to our website and if you are in that catchment, again, the most minuscule of symptoms please come out and get tested" External link

qt Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Investigations are ongoing, but there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but that would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “That will give us some insights into terms of what genomic linkage, whether it's Berala or Avalon or keeping our options open, but they would be obviously what we would be considering,” External link

theage Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "there is no ongoing risk to patients or staff there" External link

abc-au Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is a plea to the community to come out for testing regardless how minimal your symptoms might be," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, January 15, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is a plea to the community to come out for testing regardless how minimal your symptoms might be," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, January 15, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “It would take at least three, maybe four weeks and so I need the community to be on track with us,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It would take at least three, maybe four weeks and so I need the community to be on track with us," External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It would take at least three, maybe four weeks and so I need the community to be on track with us," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The virus is clearly contributing to the increased picture, the increased number of cases in the UK, but there are also other contextual factors about where the UK is, in the middle of winter," "We know that indoor settings, where you're crowded inside, and particularly in households or small indoor venues, you're going to encourage the virus to be more readily transmitted" External link

qt Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It means we are currently testing widely around what we call 'upstream contacts', a broad net, to attempt to find any missing link in those chains of transmission," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It would take at least three, maybe four weeks, and so I need the community to be on track with us," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:18:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It would take at least three, maybe four weeks, and so I need the community to be on track with us," External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It means we are currently testing widely around what we call 'upstream contacts', a broad net, to attempt to find any missing link in those chains of transmission," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It means we are currently testing widely around what we call 'upstream contacts', a broad net, to attempt to find any missing link in those chains of transmission," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:54:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I'm particularly urging people in the Greater Western Sydney area - so that picks up all of south-western Sydney, those areas of Liverpool, Fairfield, Bankstown and those areas into Western Sydney," External link

9news Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It means we are currently testing widely around what we call 'upstream contacts', a broad net, to attempt to find any missing link in those chains of transmission," External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As you know, we take a very precautionary role given the importance of healthcare workers being COVID-free also the fact that emergency departments have a lot of vulnerable people attend with underlying health conditions," External link

peopledaily Monday, January 11, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “We take a very precautionary role given the importance of health care workers being COVID-free and also the fact that the emergency department have a lot of vulnerable people attend with underlying health conditions, ” “So you would expect us to take a very cautious approach” External link

theepochtimes Monday, January 11, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As you know, we take a very precautionary role given the importance of healthcare workers being COVID-free also the fact that emergency departments have a lot of vulnerable people attend with underlying health conditions," External link

sinacom-en Monday, January 11, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It may be he's been unwell for a while," External link

theage Monday, January 11, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : “As you know, we take a very precautionary role given the importance of healthcare workers being Covid-free and also the fact that emergency departments have a lot of vulnerable people attend with underlying health conditions,” External link

yahoo-au Monday, January 11, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As a precaution, we are ensuring that all staff or patients who may have had inadvertent contact are assessed and appropriate public health measures put in place," External link

9news Monday, January 11, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We need to maintain those high rates of testing for at least 14 days and I would like to see them sustained beyond that," "But for the next 14 days, it is critical that we mop up any unrecognised chains of transmission" External link

abc-au Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We also asking people to be cautious about large gatherings and household events - hence the restrictions around the numbers of visitors that are permitted to houses each day," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It's really pleasing to see the vaccine is within our reach ... to be perfectly frank at the moment I really want the community focused on achieving no community transmission," External link

theage Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As the Premier indicated, we are seeing the emergence worldwide of a number of strains, and with travel, they are no longer the UK strain or the South African strain. We live in a global world and so all returning travellers are at increasing risk of having one of these mutations which need to be investigated," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important to note that some people still can have remnants of the virus for a long time, so we will use an expert panel to ensure we are not releasing cases that are infectious and that will require more intensive testing if anyone still remains [positive]," "It is important to remember with the sensitivity of our tests, there are people where we can detect very low levels of virus fragments that don't present a risk" External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned that with COVID, we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," "There will be mutations arising everywhere," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Obviously there is a different set of criteria if you have been hospitalised, there are much more stringent guidelines," External link

theage Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The Communicable Diseases Network Australia guidelines have been renewed and we will further discuss that situation today," External link

theage Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In NSW we've now re-instituted PCR testing on all negatives, but we are also making sure that we have the timely genetic genome sequencing, so again that can inform the decision-making," External link

theage Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As the Premier indicated, we are seeing the emergence worldwide of a number of strains, and with travel, they are no longer the UK strain or the South African strain. We live in a global world and so all returning travellers are at increasing risk of having one of these mutations which need to be investigated," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important to note that some people still can have remnants of the virus for a long time, so we will use an expert panel to ensure we are not releasing cases that are infectious and that will require more intensive testing if anyone still remains [positive]," "It is important to remember with the sensitivity of our tests, there are people where we can detect very low levels of virus fragments that don't present a risk" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned that with COVID, we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," "There will be mutations arising everywhere," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Obviously there is a different set of criteria if you have been hospitalised, there are much more stringent guidelines," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The Communicable Diseases Network Australia guidelines have been renewed and we will further discuss that situation today," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In NSW we've now re-instituted PCR testing on all negatives, but we are also making sure that we have the timely genetic genome sequencing, so again that can inform the decision-making," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Obviously there is a different set of criteria if you have been hospitalised, there are much more stringent guidelines," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The Communicable Diseases Network Australia guidelines have been renewed and we will further discuss that situation today," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In NSW we've now re-instituted PCR testing on all negatives, but we are also making sure that we have the timely genetic genome sequencing, so again that can inform the decision-making," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Obviously there is a different set of criteria if you have been hospitalised, there are much more stringent guidelines," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "The Communicable Diseases Network Australia guidelines have been renewed and we will further discuss that situation today," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "In NSW we've now re-instituted PCR testing on all negatives, but we are also making sure that we have the timely genetic genome sequencing, so again that can inform the decision-making," External link

smh Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As the Premier indicated, we are seeing the emergence worldwide of a number of strains, and with travel, they are no longer the UK strain or the South African strain. We live in a global world and so all returning travellers are at increasing risk of having one of these mutations which need to be investigated," External link

watoday Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It is important to note that some people still can have remnants of the virus for a long time, so we will use an expert panel to ensure we are not releasing cases that are infectious and that will require more intensive testing if anyone still remains [positive]," "It is important to remember with the sensitivity of our tests, there are people where we can detect very low levels of virus fragments that don't present a risk" External link

watoday Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned that with COVID, we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," "There will be mutations arising everywhere," External link

watoday Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "We are aware that some people are still out there with symptoms who aren't getting tested," External link

9news Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:15:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there," External link

watoday Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant told : “Preliminary tests arriving last night, identified a group of four travellers in the Special Health Accomodation, who are positive for the new COVID variant identified in South Africa,” External link

dailytelegraph Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there," External link

smh Friday, January 8, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned that with COVID, we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," "There will be mutations arising everywhere," External link

smh Friday, January 8, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "One of the challenges of just targeting one particular country or UK strain is that we are a world, international travellers go everywhere, and I think we have learned… we cannot block a particular group at a particular point in time," External link

abc-au Friday, January 8, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Further testing is under way to confirm these results, but as a precaution the 16 people who were accompanying that flight have, as a precaution, moved to [NSW Health accommodation]," "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there" External link

smh Friday, January 8, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "They will be cleared when they are assessed to be no longer infectious," External link

smh Friday, January 8, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 8, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "As a precaution the 16 people who were accompanying that flight, have as a precaution moved to the Shah(sic.)," External link

9news Friday, January 8, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "Further testing is under way to confirm these results, but as a precaution the 16 people who were accompanying that flight have, as a precaution, moved to [NSW Health accommodation]," "There are concerns that this South African strain does share a similar mutation from the UK that may be associated with increased transmissibility. That is why we are taking a very cautious approach there" External link

watoday Friday, January 8, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "They will be cleared when they are assessed to be no longer infectious," External link

watoday Friday, January 8, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, January 8, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "They will be cleared when they are assessed to be no longer infectious," External link

theherald-au Friday, January 8, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "They will be cleared when they are assessed to be no longer infectious," External link

theage Friday, January 8, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, January 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "I'm very proud of the work that we've done with our partner agencies, and our young people network to inform some of the content on that website," External link

qt Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:49:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant said : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

bordermail Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant told : "It does highlight that with that level of community transmission in that northern zone ... that is the risk we want to make sure we tackle, very promptly," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant disse : "Estamos prevendo que 20% da população será afetada na primeira onda" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, March 13, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Kerry Chant disse : "Estamos prevendo que 20% da população será afetada na primeira onda" External link

uol Friday, March 13, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT



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