CANBERRA, March 2 (The Guardian) - Brad Hazzard, the New South Wales health minister confirms that there are three new cases of Covid-19 in the case, taking the total to 9.

One of the new cases was a man who arrived from Iran on Saturday, the day before the travel ban on entry from Iran began. The man’s sister has also been confirmed as having the virus. She had not travelled to Iran so, he says it appears she caught the infection in NSW.

“It’s likely that the transmission has occurred from her brother,” Hazzard says.

A 53-year-old health worker has also tested positive.

Hazzard says that case is likely the second likely case of “person-to-person transmission”.

The health worker has continued worked and NSW health is now looking at where he has been working and who he has been working with.

He says there are no indications that anyone else is infected at the moment.