New venues added to Sydney outbreak list

·News Reporter
·2-min read

NSW Health has extended its list of Covid-19 exposure sites to include Sydney’s Inner West and a suburb in the Greater West.

There are three active cases of community-transmitted Covid-19 in NSW after a driver in his 60s in Sydney’s east tested positive on Wednesday along with his wife.

A man in his 40s from Baulkham Hills also tested positive. He is unrelated to the cluster.

On Thursday night, NSW Health said the latest man's test results showed "low virus levels", but several venues were added to the exposure list "out of an abundance of caution".

A person is tested at a coronavirus testing facility at Bondi Beach in Sydney.
A man receicves a Covid-19 test from his car in Bondi Beach. Source: AAP

Those sites included:

  • Lorna Jane, East Village Shopping Centre, Zetland, Monday June 14, 11am to 1pm.

  • Northmead Bowling Club, Northmead, Sunday June 13, 3.30pm - 10pm.

Any visitors during these time frames are instructed to call NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate.

Anyone who visited East Village Shopping Centre in Zetland on Monday between 11am and 1pm, and The Health Emporium in Bondi on Tuesday between 12.15pm and 12.45pm is considered a casual contact.

Casual contacts must get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received.

Previously identified exposure sites

The health department listed a number of venues, including Bondi Junction’s Myer and David Jones, as possible exposure sites.

On Thursday afternoon, the list was updated to include Harris Farm Markets at Leichhardt.

Anyone who visited the supermarket on Tuesday from 9.50am-10.05am is being told to call NSW Health immediately, get tested and self-isolate until further instructions.

The list of Covid exposure sites has spread to include Sydney's Inner West. Source: NSW Health
The list of Covid exposure sites has spread to include Sydney's Inner West. Source: NSW Health

Authorities are investigating whether the driver, who worked transporting airline crew, followed the appropriate procedures for front-line workers, which requires people to have a saliva test conducted every day.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the first time the man completed salivary testing was on June 15.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said "there is no room for complacency".

"Being slack about what the health authorities ask you to do is just inexcusable. We have to make sure that we all follow the rules,” he said.

"Now, the police are obviously investigating the particular circumstances surrounding the limousine-driver... I will remind all drivers who pick people up from the airport more broadly is that you have obligations, and your obligations are legal and they are to get saliva-tested every day and to make sure you wear appropriate PPE."

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