Nineteen patrons of a NSW pub at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak are waiting to see if they have brought the virus to Queensland, two months after the state eradicated community transmission.
All have returned negative results after visiting the Crossroads Hotel in southwestern Sydney between July 3 and 10, but will have to complete 14 days of isolation before they are cleared of the virus.
More than 30 people - patrons, staff, close contacts and contacts of contacts - have since caught the virus in NSW as a result.
A popular spot for travellers, NSW Health confirmed the pub's "patient zero" was a Melbourne freight company employee who visited on July 3 for a work party.
It comes as NSW desperately tries to get the outbreak under control while Victoria records hundreds of new cases each day.
Queensland has been free of community transmission since May, and authorities are urging anyone who visited the pub to come forward and be tested so it remains that way.