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Thursday, December 7, 2023

COVID-19 alert for Sydney public transport

NSW Health is working with Monopole Restaurant at Potts Point to assess the risk to patrons and staff who may have been exposed to COVID-19 when a person who was infectious visited there from 6 to 8pm on Sunday.

“Contact tracing is underway, and NSW Health will contact close and casual contacts directly, but anyone who was at Monopole that evening should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop,” NSW Health said in a statement.

“After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.”

NSW Health has also released a list of public transport routes linked with a casual contact of the restaurant case.

  • Train from Parramatta at 14:41 arriving Town Hall 15:31 on 4th October;
  • Train from Town Hall at 17:29 arriving Kings Cross 17:50 on 4th October;
  • Train from Artarmon at 23:18 arriving Central 23:48 on 5th October;
  • Bus replacement from Central at 23:48 arriving Strathfield 00:15 on 5th October;
  • Train from Strathfield at 00:15 arriving Parramatta 00:45 on 5th October;
  • Bus 550 from Epping Station, Beecroft Rd, Stand D at 17:08 to Smith St after Phillip St, Parramatta 17:41 on 6th October;
  • Train from Moss Vale 04:52 arriving Liverpool 07:09 on 6th October;
  • Train from Liverpool 16:58 arriving Moss Vale 19:12 on 6th October;
  • Train from Moss Vale 04:51 arriving Liverpool 07:08 on 7th October;
  • Train from Campbelltown 13:31 arriving Moss Vale 15:50 on 7th October.

Anyone who travelled on these routes at the dates and times shown should monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms develop.

“After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received,” NSW Health said.

NSW has reported 10 new COVID-19 cases – five are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine and the remaining five are locally acquired cases linked to a known case or cluster.

“Four of the new locally acquired cases reported today are associated with the private health clinic cluster,” NSW Healths aid.

“Three of these are household contacts of a case reported yesterday and the fourth is a co-worker of a case reported yesterday. There are now seven cases associated with this cluster. Investigations into its source are ongoing.

“One of today‚Äôs locally acquired cases is included in the total numbers for NSW, but all indications are that it is an old case most likely acquired when the virus was circulating at low levels in South Western Sydney around August. This case is associated with the Liverpool Hospital cluster.”

NSW Health is currently treating 52 COVID-19 cases, including two in intensive care.

“Neither patient requires ventilation. Eighty-seven per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care,” it said.

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