Cases of coronavirus have been detected at two more restaurants in Sydney and two pubs in the city’s west, with visitors of the venues directed to self-isolate immediately.
The two pubs are both located in Mount Pritchard, while Apollo Restaurant and Thai Rock are located in Potts Point. Thai Rock is run by the same owners of the Wetherill Park shop of the same name.
Pritchard’s Hotel in Mount Pritchard notified its customers on Monday evening that a guest who visited the business on Thursday had since tested positive to COVID-19.
The guest visited the pub’s bistro between 7pm and 7.45pm, according to a post to the hotel’s Facebook page.
The venue, scheduled to undergo a detailed deep clean Monday night, urged anyone who visited the pub during that time and has since displayed symptoms to get tested and self-isolate.
“We have encouraged all our team members who have worked during this period to do the same thing,” the post read.
“We thank you for your continued support and understanding in what is a very challenging time for everyone.”
An infectious customer also visited the Mounties pub in Mount Pritchard on several occasions between Thursday and Saturday.
Anyone there on Thursday between midnight and 3am, on Friday between 11am and 3pm, and 8pm to midnight, or Saturday between midnight and 3am has been urged to isolate for 14 days and get tested if they develop symptoms.
NSW recorded 17 new cases of the virus on Monday - three linked to the Thai Rock restaurant at Wetherill Park in Sydney’s west, four to St Brendan’s Catholic Church in Bankstown and two still under investigation.
Authorities are investigating whether the Thai Rock cluster at Wetherill Park and cases at the Thai Rock Potts Point venue are linked, after two new cases were confirmed at the latter on Monday.
Anyone who visited Apollo Restaurant in Potts Point between July 23 and 25 has also been asked to isolate themselves for two weeks and get tested if they develop symptoms.
NSW Health is advising everyone in the Potts Point area who develops symptoms to get tested immediately.
At least 40 people contracted COVID-19 as a result of an outbreak at the Crossroads Hotel in southwestern Sydney, after an infected person visited the pub between July 3 and 10.
The outbreak led to infections in patrons, staff, close contacts and contacts of contacts, and saw people who travelled to Queensland after visiting the pub required to isolate for 14 days on entry.
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.
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