New South Wales health authorities have moved to lock down aged care facilities following the confirmation of more cases of COVID-19.

Aged care homes in the Northern Beaches have been told not to accept visitors until health authorities are able to confirm the source of the infections.

Three new locally-acquired cases were recorded today, including two in the Northern Beaches area.

The cases have local health authorities scrambling to try and pinpoint the source of transmission.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian flagged the aged care homes’ closure, saying that they will remain closed until authorities have more clarity on the cluster.

“There are a number of aged care facilities in the northern beaches, and there will be directions with no visitors until we identify the source of infection and feel more confident we have it under control,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We are asking people to come forward and get tested with the mildest symptoms. There are a number of aged care facilities in the northern beaches, and there will be directions with no visitors until we identify the source of infection and feel more confident we have it under control.”

The news comes days after the state government confirmed that there will be no limit on the number of visitors to aged care facilities this Christmas.

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