Man infected with COVID-19 visited Sydney Westfield and two restaurants on same day

| 07.08,20. 02:38 AM |

Man infected with COVID-19 visited Sydney Westfield and two restaurants on same day



NSW health authorities have warned of potential coronavirus exposures at three venues in Sydney's west and south-west.

NSW Health said a newly-confirmed COVID-19 case attended Westfield Penrith Plaza, the Master Hot Pot in Canley Vale, and the BBQ City Buffet in Bankstown on August 1.

The man, in his 20s, is from south-west Sydney and is a close contact of a previously reported cased linked to the Mounties club cluster in Mount Pritchard.

NSW Health said it has also added an additional day of exposure risk for patrons of the club for July 26, between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

The latest alert comes after Newcastle was placed on high alert after at least five hotels and a stadium were visited by a confirmed coronavirus case, as 12 new infections were revealed in NSW on Thursday.

Of the new cases to 8:00pm on Wednesday, 10 have been traced back to known clusters, NSW Health's Jeremy McAnulty said.

"Two cases are under investigation, one is a man in his 20s from Sydney, and another is a teenager from Newcastle," Dr McAnulty said.

He said patrons of a restaurant in Glebe called Jambo Jambo should immediately isolate and seek testing if they visited on July 31 from 7:30pm as they were considered close contacts of the Sydney man.

Health authorities also urged anyone who visited the Wests Leagues Club in New Lambton — one of the biggest clubs in Newcastle — on Sunday evening to self-isolate and seek testing.

Patrons of several Sydney businesses have been told to monitor for symptoms and seek testing after an infectious Sydney man visited, including:

The Eveleigh Hotel in Redfern on July 31 from 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Warren View Hotel in Enmore on August 1 from 4:00pm to 4:20pm
Mary's in Macquarie Place, Sydney on August 1 from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
Cubby’s Kitchen in Sydney on August 1 from 7:35pm to 9:30pm
Burrow Bar in Sydney on August 1 from 9:35pm to 11:15pm
Woolworths at Marrickville Metro on August 2 from 7:00pm to 7:20pm
It comes as a Newcastle student diagnosed with coronavirus played a soccer game in a Sydney stadium on the weekend.

He is a member of the Newcastle Jets under 15s representative squad and travelled to Sydney's Dulwich Hill in Sydney's inner-west on Saturday.

The boy, who attends St Pius X High School in Kotara, contracted the virus on the weekend according to local health authorities, prompting the school to shut for cleaning.

Several Newcastle venues are closed for cleaning on Thursday after a man in his 20s visited night-spots and a local stadium while unknowingly infectious with coronavirus.

It is understood the man was a close contact of the boy who contracted the virus in Sydney.

Residents are being urged to self-isolate and seek testing if they visited the following hotels:

Bennett Hotel, Hamilton on Friday, July 31 from 5:30pm to 10pm
Greenroof Bar and Restaurant, Hamilton on Friday, July 31 from 10:00pm to 12:15am
Queens Wharf Hotel on Saturday, August 1 from 9:30pm to 11:00pm
Sydney Junction Hotel in Hamilton on Saturday 11:00pm to 1:15am
Bar 88, Wests New Lambton on Sunday, August 2 from 5:00pm to 7:15pm
McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday, August 2 from 7:30pm to end of game
The infectious man also visited Sushi Revolution in Hamilton on Saturday between the hours of midday and 1:00pm.

Those who attended an A-League game on Sunday at Hunter Stadium have been asked to monitor for symptoms.

More than 2,500 fans attended the game on Sunday between the Newcastle Jets and Western United.

Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna said the exposure to coronavirus at Sunday's game was "very low risk".

"The person in question, he was there with two friends and they were very happy for the people around about them because the seating was isolated from other people," Mr McKinna said.

As of July 1, coronavirus restrictions eased for cultural and sporting events in stadiums, permitting up to a quarter of the normal seating capacity.

NSW Health said all events must be ticketed, seated and socially-distanced to allow four square metres between patrons.

Dr McAnulty also confirmed St Margaret Mary's Primary School in Merrylands closed for cleaning after a known case attended the campus in Sydney's west.

A total of 28,035 people were tested for the virus to 8:00pm on Wednesday night.

There have been a total of 1,589,861 tests completed in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic, and 3,643 people have been diagnosed.

NSW Health are treating 104 people, and 10 of those are in intensive care.

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