Sydney residents are being warned after a man in his 20s with coronavirus visited several locations while infectious, including a Westfield shopping centre in Penrith.
The man, who is a close contact of a previously reported case associated with the Mounties cluster, attended Penrith Plaza, Master Hot Pot in Canley Vale and BBQ City Buffet in Bankstown on August 1.
“He attended several venues while infectious and people at these venues are considered casual contacts and urged to be alert for symptoms, and if any develop to get tested and self-isolate immediately,” NSW Health said in a statement.
He is one of 12 new cases identified on Thursday.
Another man also aged in his 20s was also confirmed positive. He is a close contact of a Newcastle teenager whose diagnosis shut down his high school on Thursday and sent two football teams into self isolation.
The man attended several venues in Newcastle between Friday and Sunday, including Bennett Hotel in Hamilton, Sydney Junction Hotel in Hamilton and the Wests leagues club in New Lambton.
The man also visited the Greenroof Bar and Restaurant in Hamilton, the Queens Wharf Hotel, Sushi Revolution in Hamilton, and was among spectators at the Newcastle Jets-Western United match on Sunday at McDonald Jones Stadium.
NSW Health wants anyone who attended those venues between specific times to immediately self-isolate for 14 days from the day they attended, and get tested.
There were 2570 spectators at the Jets game but only the lower level of the stadium was open, with seating in the bays capped at 25 per cent to allow for social distancing.
Football Federation Australia says the match operated under the COVID Safe Plan and the stadium was undergoing a full clean.
Meanwhile, Premier Gladys Berejiklian appealed to the state's youth to modify their social life.
"We are on a knife-edge and we are about halfway through what is a really critical period," she told Triple M radio on Thursday.
"To the young people, try and modify the number of places that you go to."
St Pius X College in Newcastle announced it was closed until next week while authorities traced an infected boy's close contacts among the 1050 students and 200 staff.
The teenager last attended school on Monday when he caught the No.26 Hamilton to Adamstown school bus. Everyone on that bus is required to isolate for 14 days and seek testing.
He was also in the Jets under 15s squad that played against the Stanmore Hawks at Arlington Oval in Sydney's Dulwich Hill on Saturday.
All players in that game have been asked to isolate for 14 days and the teen's close contacts will be notified and must also isolate.
Hunter New England Local Health District said it was still investigating where the boy contracted the virus.
Another case is a Sydney man in his 20s who dined at the Jambo Jambo African restaurant in Glebe on July 31 from 7pm to 8.30pm. Anyone who attended the restaurant at that time should self-isolate and get tested.
The man also visited several other inner-city venues between Friday and Sunday, but patrons at these places are classified as casual contacts and just need to watch for COVID-19 symptoms.
Venue patrons told to self isolate immediately
Visitors of the following locations are being told by NSW Health to self isolate immediately and get tested for coronavirus:
Glebe: Jambo Jambo African Restaurant - 7pm to 10:30pm on Friday 31 July 2020
Hamilton: Bennett Hotel - 5:30pm to 10pm on Friday 31 July
Hamilton: Sydney Junction Hotel - 11pm on Saturday 1 August to 1:15am on Sunday 2 August
Jesmond: Hotel Jesmond - 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday 29 July
Lambton: Lambton Park Hotel - 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 30 July
Mount Pritchard: Mounties, 101 Meadows Road - 12:01am to 2:30am Monday 20 July, 12:15pm to 5:30pm on Tuesday 21 July, 8pm to midnight on Tuesday 21 July, midnight to 12:30am on Wednesday 22 July, 7pm to midnight on Wednesday 22 July, midnight to 3am on Thursday 23 July, 7pm to midnight on Thursday 23 July, midnight to 3am on Friday 24 July, 11am to 3:30pm on Friday 24 July, 7pm to midnight on Friday 24 July, midnight to 3am on Saturday 25 July, 4pm to 7pm on Sunday 26 July
New Lambton: Bar 88 - Wests New Lambton - 5pm to 7:15pm on Sunday 2 August
Newcastle: Hamilton to Adamstown Number 26 bus - 8:20am on Monday 3 August
Potts Point: The Apollo - Wednesday 22 July to Sunday 26 July
(The period has been extended by two days to include Wednesday 22 July and Sunday 26 July.)
Potts Point: Thai Rock Restaurant - Wednesday 15 July to Saturday 25 July inclusive
St Leonards: Fitness First - 9am to 10:30am on Monday 27 July
Surry Hills: Hotel Harry (Harpoon Harry) - 2:15pm to 11pm on Sunday 26 July
Wallsend: Wallsend Diggers - 9pm to 11pm on Wednesday 29 July, 9pm to 11pm on Thursday 30 July
- with AAP
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