Health warning issued after COVID-19 infected taxi driver completed a number of trips in Sydney

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New South Wales Government have issued a health alert after it became apparent that a taxi driver, infected with COVID-19, worked a number of trips and visited a number of venues.

A spokesperson for NSW, said: "We are alerting the public to the following locations in Western and South Western Sydney and the South Coast visited by a person who tested positive for COVID-19 today. We are also warning people who may have taken taxis in Western and South Western Sydney to be alert for symptoms.

"Anyone who attended the following venues for a least one hour during the following times is considered to be a close contact and is being directed to get tested and isolate for 14 days. They must stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received:

  • Campbelltown Golf Club, Glen Alpine– 16 September, 2pm-4.30pm in the TAB area

  • Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club – 12 September, 2pm-6.15pm

  • Carlo’s Italian Restaurante Bar & Seafood, Ulladulla – 12 September, 8pm-9.30pm

  • Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill, Mollymook – 13 September, 12.30pm-2.15pm.

"Anyone who attended the above venues at these times for less than one hour is considered a casual contact."

It is also said that anyone who attended the following venues at the specified times below is also considered a casual contact.

Casual contacts must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop symptoms. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received:

  • ​Picnic Point Bowling Club – 18 September, 3pm-6pm

  • Campbelltown Golf Club course Glen Alpine– 16 September,9.30am-2pm.

Early investigations into the source of infection indicate the case may have acquired the virus at Liverpool Hospital. Contact tracing is underway. The person reports having the COVIDSafe App, which is being used to help identify contacts.

The person also drove a taxi for a number of days while potentially infectious. People who caught a taxi on September 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in the following suburbs must monitor for symptoms and if any develop immediately get tested:

  • Moorebank

  • Bankstown

  • Chipping Norton

  • Liverpool

  • Lidcombe

  • Warwick Farm

  • Milperra.

NSW Health said it was working with the person and 13CABS to identify passengers.

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