Coronavirus Sydney: Three more popular businesses exposed to COVID cases

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·3-min read

Another three NSW businesses have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, with staff or patrons confirmed to have the deadly virus.

Meat Perfection in Milperra was forced to close its doors on Wednesday after a 22-year-old worker tested positive to coronavirus.

The Bavarian restaurant in Macarthur Square shopping centre is being investigated by NSW Health after it was visited by a confirmed COVID case linked to the Crossroads Hotel outbreak in Sydney’s southwest.

A go-karting business in Milperra has also been exposed, according to 7News.

The owner of Meat Perfection, Bryan Hawes, told it was his son who tested positive.

The outdoor seating area of the Bavarian restaurant in Macarthur, and a close up of butcher's meat.
The Bavarian restaurant in Macarthur (left) and a Milperra butcher have both been exposed to coronavirus cases. Source: Google/Getty

“I didn’t serve one single customer as soon as I found out,” Mr Hawes said.

“We did all the right things.”

He said NSW Health was organising professional cleaners to come and clean his store, while all staff would undergo testing.

The business owner said one of his son’s friends worked at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula, where an outbreak has sparked 34 infections.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant has urged anyone who visited the Crossroads Hotel from July 3 to 10 has to come forward for testing and even those not showing symptoms should self-isolate.

A driver is tested for COVID-19 outside the Crossroads Hotel in Casula. Source: AAP
A driver is tested for COVID-19 outside the Crossroads Hotel in Casula. Source: AAP

The three businesses are the latest on a growing list of venues linked to active cases - though not necessarily from the Crossroads Hotel outbreak.

Other compromised businesses include the Macarthur Tavern in Campbelltown, Planet Fitness gym in Casula, Kmart Casula, YMCA at Revesby, Wests Leagues Club at Leumeah, Picton Hotel, Canterbury Leagues Club, Narellan Town Centre, Hurricanes Bar and Grill in Brighton le Sands, Mancini's Original Woodfired Pizza in Belfield, Woolworths Bowral and Zone Bowling in Villawood, among others.

Outbreak linked to Victorian visitor

NSW Health investigators have explained how they believe the growing coronavirus cluster at a Sydney pub was sparked by a visitor from Melbourne.

A man who worked for a freight company, but is not a truck driver, travelled to Sydney from Melbourne on June 30. He attended the Crossroads Hotel in Casula with work colleagues on July 3.

Six people from the workplace are among the 34 infected with coronavirus that are linked to the Crossroads Hotel cluster. Fourteen people in the cluster had attended the pub.

NSW Health contact tracing manager Jennie Musto said the man was not feeling unwell and was not aware he had the virus when entering the Sydney work place.

“They all went to a party that night, the 3rd of July, at the Crossroads Hotel. This is where it all began,” she said.

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