New South Wales registers 5 new cases of coronavirus as Sydney pub cluster grows and Thai restaurant diners are wary
- Two new cases come from hotel quarantine and two from known clusters
- One has been associated with the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club, which has nine businesses
- Another is a health worker at Concord Hospital, who has been linked to 21 cases
- It comes as NSW moves to ease restrictions around the border with Victoria
New South Wales has recorded a further five new cases of coronavirus as fear is growing around a cluster in a Sydney pub.
Two infections come from people in hotel quarantine, while two more are linked to a known cluster.
The other new case registered on Thursday is still under investigation and has not been linked to known infections.
One of the cases was in attendance at the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club in Waverley in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
The cluster at the pub has now grown to nine.
NSW has registered five new cases of COVID-19, two of which have been quarantined from hotels (two women wear face masks in Circular Quay)
Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said the fifth case is likely a false positive.
Diners visiting a Thai restaurant in Casual in south-west Sydney were also urged to get tested immediately.
“Anyone who attended the Five Stars Thaitanic, Casula on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 4:20 PM – 5:20 PM is considered an informal contact and should watch for symptoms and be tested immediately if they develop,” said NSW Health.
“After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.”
Another case identified on Thursday concerns a health officer from the Concord Emergency Department.
The staff member was in isolation while contagious as the Liverpool and Concord emergency department cluster grows to 21 infections.
Eight employees from these hospitals contracted the virus.
‘NSW Health again urges anyone who is feeling unwell – even with the mildest symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to come forward and get tested so that cases in the community are identified as soon as possible’, health authorities said.
“This is even more important with the upcoming school holidays, when people will be traveling across the state.”
Currently, 86 patients are being treated for COVID-19, of which four are in intensive care and three are on ventilation.
One of the cases was at the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club (pictured) in Waverley in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The cluster at the pub has grown to nine
It comes when Ms. Berejiklian announced that stadium capacity in the state would increase to 50 percent.
Currently, large venues have a capacity of up to 25 percent with a maximum of 10,000 guests.
Patrons will still have to adhere to the four-square-foot rule and will have to wear a mask while moving into their seats.
NSW will also move to ease restrictions around the border with Victoria.
More to come.