Public sector workers are being urged to return to their offices by the NSW government, as the state recorded its ninth consecutive day without any community transmission of the virus.

Two cases in returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday night, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 4,045.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Sunday said the state’s public sector workers will be urged to return to offices over coming weeks, in a move considered to be a significant step in the virus recovery.

“We are now encouraging public servants to physically return to work in their offices in a COVID-safe way, which will help stimulate city-based businesses and create more jobs across the state.”

Managers will be encouraged to use flexible rostering and workers are asked to avoid using public transport during peak periods whenever possible.

AAP

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