Australia Twin brother removalists pay tribute to mother who became fifth death from NSW COVID-19 outbreak
Here's what we know about the journey of two COVID-positive removalists who visited Victoria and SA
Two removalists who tested positive for coronavirus after visiting South Australia and Victoria last week have sparked concerns about possible local COVID-19 transmission. Here's what we know about their journey so far.Here's a look at their journey.
A Western Sydney woman who became the fifth person to die in the Delta COVID-19 outbreak in NSW has been remembered as a much-loved wife and mother.
Saeeda Akoobi Joujo Shuka, 57, was found dead inside the family home at Green Valley in the city's south-west by police who were called after concerns were raised for her welfare.
She was the mother of twin brothers who worked as removalists and were accused of breaching public health orders by travelling outside of Sydney while knowing that one of them had tested positive for COVID.
Her sons, Roni and Ramsin Shuka, were forced to isolate inside their car when emergency services arrived at the family home yesterday.
Victoria records one new COVID-19 case as apartment complex residents told to quarantine
The list of Victoria's COVID-19 exposure sites is expected to grow as authorities determine the movements of a removalist crew and a family who flew in from interstate.Victoria recorded one new coronavirus case on Tuesday as residents of an apartment complex in Melbourne's north-west were told to quarantine for 14 days.
Both men were charged with breaching public health orders after allegedly driving to Orange and Molong in NSW's Central West last Friday while infectious.
Ramsin Shuka posted a picture of his mother on social media and brother Roni wrote an emotional tribute.
"Mama, my love, you are my life, Mama you left instead of us, my heart mama," he wrote.
The mother-of-five was a member of the Iraqi community in Fairfield.
A community group, the Batnaya Chaldean Association, posted a message on its Facebook page.
"The deceased Saeeda Akoobi Joujo Shuka has passed away in Sydney, the wife of Abdel Habo Belhad Shuka and mother of Rommel, Roni, Ramsin, Rita and Ranin Shuka.
"A candle has been lit on her behalf, pray for her and our condolences… to the family of the deceased."
Police use CCTV to track movements of removalists who tested positive for coronavirus
Police are carefully tracking the movements of three removalists — two of whom have now been diagnosed with COVID-19 — who travelled from NSW to Victoria and then to SA.SA Health today said the trio had stopped at petrol stations along the way, and that one of the men was later revealed to be a close contact of a positive case in New South Wales.
Chief health officer Kerry Chant said health authorities were aware the mother had contracted the virus before she died.
"The family were offered care and were offered transport to an alternative facility to support them with their isolation and care," she said.
"They made the decision to stay at home … I think it's important to know you can deteriorate very quickly from COVID."
NSW Police said a report would be prepared for the coroner.
The Shuka brothers, who've been charged with breaking the lockdown rules, are expected to face Orange Local Court next month.
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