Fears of a coronavirus explosion in Sydney as it is revealed taxi driver worked eight days while contagious – as NSW records two new COVID-19 cases and one death
- Taxi driver may have been driving around Sydney for ten days while being contagious
- On Saturday evening, a warning was issued by NSW Health about the infected driver
- NSW Health is working to identify the passengers in contact with the driver
- The state registered two new cases and one death from the corona virus on Sunday
- A man in his 70s died, bringing the state’s death toll to 55, the prime minister said
There are fears of a coronavirus explosion in Sydney after a taxi driver drove around the city for ten days while infected with the corona virus.
New South Wales registered two new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll to 55.
The man in his seventies died Saturday at Sydney’s Royal North Shore hospital, Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian confirmed Sunday.
Ms. Berejiklian confirmed the two new cases on Sunday, one of which is in quarantine.
The other was the Sydney taxi driver who tested positive for the virus after eight days of work while contagious and visiting sites in Sydney and the south coast.
NSW Health first issued the warning Saturday night after the infected driver had worked September 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 September in the western suburbs of the city.
Passengers who have taken a cab in Moorebank, Bankstown, Chipping Norton, Liverpool, Lidcombe, Warwick Farm and Milperra have been warned to watch for symptoms and be tested immediately if they feel ill.
A taxi driver with coronavirus drove around Sydney for seven days and was potentially infected customers
Insulate yourself and be tested:
Campbelltown Golf Club, – Glen Alpine – September 16 from 2 pm-4.30pm in the TAB area
Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club – September 12 from 2:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Carlo’s Italian Restaurante Bar & Seafood, Ulladulla – September 12 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill, Mollymook – September 13 from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Anyone who has visited these sites for at least an hour during the stated times is considered close contact and is asked to undergo testing and isolation for 14 days. Glen Alpine
Source: NSW Heatlh
“NSW Health is working with the person and 13CABS to identify passengers,” said a spokesperson.
A warning has also been issued for locations in the south and west of Sydney after a person with COVID-19 has each visited different locations for at least an hour.
Anyone who visited Campbelltown Golf Club in western Sydney between 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm on September 16 was asked to get tested and insulate themselves.
The patron also visited Carlo’s Italian Restaurante Bar & Seafood and Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club in Ulladulla, on the south coast of NSW, on September 12, and the nearby Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill in Mollymook on September 13.
Bannisters is home to the world famous seafood restaurant of British celebrity chef Rick Stein.
Anyone who attended the Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill in Mollymook (photo) on September 13 from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM is considered a close contact
The site is home to Rick Steins’ world-famous seafood restaurant. Pictured: the balconies of rooms at Bannisters by the Sea Hotel
Anyone who has visited the sites is considered an informal contact and should watch for symptoms.
Early investigations into the source of the infection indicate that the case may have contracted the virus at Liverpool Hospital, the spokesman said.
The COVIDSafe app is used to help identify contacts.
NSW reported three new COVID-19 cases overnight.
Two cases are of returning travelers who are currently quarantined from hotels.
The other case is a staff member who worked while potentially contagious at Concord Hospital, in inner west Sydney.
Anyone who attended the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club (photo) on September 12 from 2:00 pm to 6:15 pm is considered a close contact and urged to isolate themselves
Anyone who attended Carlo’s Italian Restaurante Bar & seafood Ulladullla (photo) on September 12 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm is considered close contact and urged to isolate themselves
Where Taxi Worked:
Anyone who caught a taxi in these areas on 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 September is urged to check their health.
Monitor your health:
Picnic Point Bowling Club – September 18, 3 pm-6pm
Campbelltown Golf Club Course, Glen Alpine – September 16, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Anyone who has visited these sites at the times listed is also considered an incidental contact and should watch for symptoms and be tested immediately if they develop symptoms.
Source: NSW Health
NSW Health said it was investigating how the staff member became infected.
In the case, patients with COVID-19 were cared for and further investigations are underway to determine how the infection contracted.
“Contact tracking is underway.”
The total number of COVID-19 infections has now risen to 4009 in NSW, but only 140 cases are still active.
Four people are currently being treated in intensive care units, two of which are connected to respiratory equipment.
The death toll in the state currently stands at 52.
Anyone who has visited Campbelltown Golf Club at Glen Alpine (pictured) on September 16 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the TAB area is considered close contact and urged to isolate themselves
Anyone who has visited Campbelltown Golf Club in Glen Alpine (pictured) on September 16 from 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM is considered a casul liaison and is urged to monitor their health