More than 250,000 Sydney residents are being warned to watch for symptoms of Covid-19 after two more cases of highly-contagious virus emerged.
The state recorded its first case since December 2 on Wednesday after a 45-year-old male who began to develop symptoms on Saturday. He was tested on Tuesday and received a positive result this morning.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard told reporters he is a shuttle bus driver carrying airline crews from the airport. He works for Sydney Group Transport at Alexandria.
But on Wednesday evening, NSW Health said two more people on Sydney’s Northern Beaches have tested positive.
“The source of these new infections is under investigation. At this stage, no links have been identified to other known cases,” NSW Health said.
“The cases are a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s who are close contacts of each other.”
The two visited a number of locations while infectious including Palm Beach female change rooms on Sunday from 9-9.15 am, the Coast Palm Beach Café, Palm Beach on Sunday from 10-11amm Avalon Bowlo from 5-7pm and 3-5pm on Tuesday, and the Sneaky Grind Café at Avalon Beach on Monday from 10.30-11am.
Anyone who visited these venues is being told to self-isolate for 14 days even if they receive a negative test.
They also went to Woolworths Avalon Beach on Sunday from 12-5pm and Oliver’s Pie, Careel Shopping Village, Avalon Beach on Monday from 9-9.15am.
People who went to these venues should self-isolate until they receive a negative test.
Other venues the pair visited
Hungry Ghost Café – Sunday 9.30am-11am and Tuesday 9.30-11am
Sneaky Grind Café – Monday 9.30-11am
Barramee Thai Massage and Spa – Monday 2-3.30pm
Bangkok Sidewalk Restaurant – Monday 7-8pm
“Everyone living in the Northern Beaches area should monitor for even the mildest of symptoms and come forward for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received,” NSW Health said.
According to the 2016 census, more than 250,000 people live in the Northern Beaches.
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