Popular Sydney restaurant visited by COVID cases
Another restaurant has been identified as a COVID-19 risk in Sydney after a couple test positive to the virus.
Another restaurant has been identified as a COVID-19 risk in Sydney after a couple tested positive to the virus.
NSW Health has asked anyone who visited XOPP in Haymarket on Wednesday, April 28, between 1.30pm and 2.30pm to get tested and self isolate until a negative result is received.
This comes after Premier Gladys Berejiklian imposed new restrictions in New South Wales after the wife of a man from Sydney's eastern suburbs tested positive yesterday.
Thousands of people across Sydney remain on high alert with the list of Sydney venues visited by the infectious COVID-19 cases growing further each day.
Earlier yesterday anyone who attended Fratelli Fresh at Westfield Sydney, Pitt Street on Tuesday, April 27, between 1.15-2.15pm and Bondi Trattoria, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach on Thursday, April 29, between 12.45-1.30pm were asked to immediately get tested and isolate until notified of a negative result.
NSW Health confirmed on Wednesday that fragments of the coronavirus had been detected in the Marrickville sewage network, servicing about 42,000 people.
Dr Kerry Chant said authorities are still unable to explain why COVID-19 has been detected in the sewage.
"We can't find obvious sources for that," Dr Chant said.
"Given this concern about the local transmission, it's made us even more heightened in our concern about sewage detections."
The Marrickville catchment services around 42,000 people and takes in the suburbs of Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Summerhill, Lewisham, Ashfield, Haberfield, Petersham, Lilyfield and Leichhardt.
"While my message is to anyone with the most minimal of symptoms to come forward and get tested, we're particularly calling out those suburbs because of that detection," Dr Chant said.
The man, aged in his 50s, who was confirmed positive yesterday, had been "very active in the community" before he tested positive to the virus, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklin said.
He visited a cafe in Paddington, an optometrist in the city, a cinema and four barbeque stores over the weekend.
On Monday, he went to a gym and a cafe in Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter before spending the evening at The Royal Sydney Golf Club.
Then on Tuesday, he spent time in Brookvale, Collaroy, Balgowlah and Double Bay, visiting a chemist, supermarket, rug cleaning business and two homewares shops.
NSW Health has updated its advice for locations that have been confirmed as COVID-19 locations. They are now listed as either close contacts, where you should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days; casual contacts, where you should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get a negative result; or monitor for symptoms.
Tuesday, April 27:
- Fratelli Fresh, Westfield Sydney, 1.15pm-2.15pm
Wednesday, April 28
- XOPP, Haymarket, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Thursday, April 29
- Bondi Trattoria, Bondi Beach, 12.45pm-1.30pm
Friday, April 30:
- District Brasserie, Chifley Square, 11am – 11:45am
- HineSight Optometrist, Sofitel Sydney, Wentworth, 12pm – 1pm
- Barbetta, Paddington, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
- Screening of The Courier at Event Cinemas, Westfield Bondi Junction, 6pm – 8pm
- Figo Restaurant, Rushcutters Bay, 8.45pm – 11pm
Saturday, May 1:
- Joe's Barbeques & Heating, Silverwater, 1pm – 1.45pm
- Tucker Barbecues, Silverwater, 1pm – 1.45pm
- Barbeques Galore, Annandale, 2pm – 3pm
- Barbeques Galore, Casula, 4pm – 5pm
- BP Mascot, Botany Road, 4.30pm – 5pm
Sunday, May 2
- The Meat Store, Bondi Junction, 3pm – 4pm
Monday, May 3
- The Stadium Club, Moore Park, 11.30am-12.30pm
- Azure Café, Moore Park, 12.30pm-1pm
- The Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay, 5.30pm-9pm
Tuesday, May 4
- Rug Cleaning Repairs Hand Rug Wash Sydney, Brookvale, 12.30pm-1pm
- Alfresco Emporium, Collaroy, 1pm-1.30pm
- SMITH MADE, Balgowlah, 2.30pm-2.45pm
- Chemist Warehouse, Double Bay, 3.45pm-4pm
- Woolworths, Double Bay, 4.05pm-4.15pm
The man, who authorities said hadn't returned from overseas, worked in border roles or interacted with the hospital system, used QR codes to check in and out of venues, making contact tracing easier.
"This person did everything right, but it goes to show we can't take anything for granted," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
The man was initially tested on Tuesday but thought to have been infectious since Friday, April 30.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said it was "a very clear reminder" of the risk of coronavirus remains.
He urged residents to get tested regardless of whether they had been vaccinated or not.
"People in the eastern suburbs particularly should be listening to these messages and getting tested," Mr Hazzard said.