Another Sydney school closes after coronavirus diagnosis, as new club warning issued

| 14.08,20. 07:49 AM |

Another Sydney school closes after coronavirus diagnosis, as new club warning issued


St Vincent's College in Potts Point has been closed after a student tested positive to coronavirus. (Facebook)

A student at a school in a Sydney coronavirus hotspot has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The student at St Vincent's College in Potts Point has tested positive, the school confirmed last night.
The school will be closed today, a post on Facebook said.
Contact tracing is underway and the campus will undergo extensive cleaning as per NSW Health guidelines.
"We received confirmation of a positive COVID-19 student in our College Community. From the outset of the pandemic, the College has taken every precaution in line with Government policy to minimize risk," the school said in a statement.
"This is now however the circumstance we are dealing with and we are well prepared to implement our contingency plans."

The school is in the same eastern Sydney suburb as the Thai Rock and Apollo restaurants, which have been linked to earlier cases.
New warnings have also been issued for a Sydney club, after another diagnosis.

Dooley's Catholic Club in Lidcombe has been visited by another coronavirus case (Simon Alekna / SMH)

A second employee at Dooley's Catholic Club in Lidcombe has COVID-19.
Health authorities are also urging anyone who visited Dooley's from Friday August 7 between 5pm and 6.30pm, Saturday August 8 between 4.30pm and 11.30pm, Sunday August 9 between 1pm and 9pm and Monday August 10 between 12pm and 9.30pm to self-isolate and get tested immediately.
A third worker at Liverpool Hospital has tested positive for the virus.
NSW Health is working on tracing down anyone who came into close contact with them.
The new cases come after another person died from coronavirus in NSW.
The 83-year-old is

Grandmother and Our Lady of Lebanon church volunteer Jamila Joseph, a great-grandmother from Sydney's west, became the first of 25 infected parishioners from the Harris Park church to die from the virus. also the first death from the virus in weeks for NSW, bringing the state's toll to 53.
NSW recorded 12 new cases of the virus yesterday, with five of those in hotel quarantine.
Four are linked to known clusters, and three were locally acquired without a known source.
Health authorities also said a previous case linked to the Our Lady of Mercy College in Sydney's south-west went to Liverpool Westfield on August 7, with anyone who attended the venue between 10.30am-11am and 12.30-1pm on that day urged to watch for symptoms.
The infectious patient also went to the 5th Avenue Beauty Bar, Wetherill Park on August 8 from 2pm-3pm.
"Patrons and staff at these venues are considered to be casual contacts and advised to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and immediately self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 should symptoms develop, however mild," NSW Health said.

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