COVID-19 health alert issued for Sydney Market Flemington

18 August 2020, Written by Business News Australia

COVID-19 health alert issued for Sydney Market Flemington

A health alert has been issued for Sydney Market Flemington overnight after person who worked at the market tested positive for COVID-19.

The person worked at the market while infectious on Sunday 9 August and is now in isolation. The case was reported positive on 16 August but the source of infection is still under investigation.

NSW Health has asked all people who were at the market on 9 August at any time between 8am and 4pm to monitor for symptoms and get tested if any develop.

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in New South Wales yesterday, bringing the state's cumulative total of confirmed cases to 3,768.

Of the new cases, six were locally acquired and one is a traveller in hotel quarantine.

Three locally acquired cases are close contacts of case linked to Chopstix Asian Cuisine at Smithfield RSL. Two are close contacts of a case linked to the Our Lady of Mercy College, whose source is still under investigation.

One case attended Sydney Girls High school at Surry Hills while infectious on 6, 7, 10 and 11 August. The school is closed for cleaning and will reopen on Tuesday, 18 August.

Another case worked at Parramatta Local Court. The person last attended Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday, 12 August, and the positive result was received on Saturday, 15 August.

NSW Health has directed that people who attended the following locations should watch for symptoms and get tested if they appear:

  • Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 11 August and Wednesday 12 August between 8.30am and 12.30pm
  • Woolworths Metro North Strathfield on Saturday 8 August between 12.50pm and 1.15pm
  • DFO Homebush on Saturday 8 August between 10.45am and 12pm.

Updated at 9:29am AEST on 18 August 2020.

Author: Business News Australia





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