Family member of men charged over 'Covid breach' found dead at home

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NSW has recorded its fifth Covid death from its current Delta outbreak — a woman believed to be related to the removalists charged after allegedly breaching Public Health Orders.

The woman aged in her 50s was found dead inside her home in Green Valley in south west Sydney, the ABC reports.

It is understood that she is the mum of two of the men, twin brothers identified as Roni and Ramsin Shawka, 27.

Police are seen at the woman's home.
NSW has recorded its fifth Covid death from its current Delta outbreak. Source: 9 News

A NSW Health spokesperson has confirmed the death.

"NSW Health today sadly reports the death of a woman in her 50s who was a confirmed COVID-19 case. She was a resident of south western Sydney and a close contact of a COVID case.

"This is the 61st death in NSW related to COVID-19 and the fifth of the current outbreak.

"NSW Health extends its sincere sympathy to her family and friends."

NSW Police said a report would be prepared for the coroner.

The twin male removalists linked to the woman, along with two other workers, travelled from West Hoxton in southwest Sydney to Molong in central-west NSW and stopped in Figtree, South Bowenfels and Orange

Three of the removalists travelled to Molong despite discovering they were COVID-positive en route, NSW Police allege.

Police escorted the men and their vehicles back to Greater Sydney, issuing the trio with court attendance notices for failing to comply with COVID directions.

The brothers have been isolating at their home, along with their mum who later tested positive, 9 News reports.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, one of the removalists defended their actions, saying "it was not his fault".

The news comes after the state recorded 98 new local cases of Covid on Monday.

As many as 44 of the cases recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday were active in the community while infectious, including 20 for their entire infectious period.

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