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Australia Several more NSW locations identified as coronavirus hotspots

01:30  07 august  2020
01:30  07 august  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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NSW Health confirmed the infected man visited the Westfield between 10.30am and midday and anyone who was there during that time frame is asked to watch for symptoms, self-isolate and get tested immediately.

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Twelve new COVID-19 cases were identified in NSW yesterday and several more locations have now been closed for cleaning after it was confirmed positive cases attended them.

A student on the NSW Central Coast and a man aged in his 20s, known to the teen, both tested positive.

St Pius X High School in Adamstown, Newcastle has been closed for extensive cleaning and will reopen next week.

Anyone in the Newcastle area who visited the following locations should get tested and self-isolate immediately:

  • The Bennett Hotel and Green Roof Bar in Hamilton between 5.30pm and midnight on July 31
  • Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton between August 1 at midnight and August 2 at 1.30am
  • The Hopsmith Sports Bar at Wests New Lambton on August 2, between 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Sushi Revolution, Hamilton on August 1, between 12pm and 1pm

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The St Pius X student is also a member of the Newcastle Jets football club and other players, staff and family members have been advised to get tested as well.

The student was involved in a game with the Stanmore Jets and that club is also cooperating with NSW Health guidelines.

Anyone who attended the McDonald Jones Stadium on August 2 between 7.30pm until the end of the Newcastle Jets match is also urged to get tested.

Infectious cases also visited several other Sydney venues on the following dates:

  • The Eveleigh Hotel, Redfern was visited on July 31 between 8.30pm and 10pm
  • The Warren View Hotel, Enmore on August 1, between 4pm and 4.20pm
  • Mary's, Macquarie Place, Sydney on August 1 from 6.45pm to 7.15pm
  • Cubby's Kitchen, Sydney on August 1, between 7.35pm and 9.30pm
  • Burrow Bar, Sydney on August 1 between 9.35pm and 11.15pm and
  • Woolworths Marrickville Metro on August 2, between 7pm and 7.20pm.
  • Queens Wharf Hotel, Sydney on August 1 between 9.30pm and 11pm
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NSW Health also advises that yesterday, St Margaret Mary's Primary School in Merrylands was also closed and contact tracing is underway after a known case attended.

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