BREAKING NEWS: Terrifying new coronavirus cluster emerges in New South Wales – with anyone who attended a popular pub ordered to self-isolate immediately
A further six cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed and linked to a cluster at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on the south coast of New South Wales.
New South Wales Health confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 had been linked to the club after a father and son dined at the bistro while infectious on July 13.
Authorities are still in the process of contact tracing and speaking with all staff and patrons who attended the venue between 7pm and 9.30pm last Monday.
They have urged anyone who dined on Monday July 13, and between Wednesday July 15 and Friday July 17, to self isolate for 14 days.
Patrons are urged to also present for testing at a COVID-19 clinic.
A further six cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed and linked to a cluster at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on the south coast of New South Wales
Even if they test negative, people are still encouraged to self isolate for the full two-week period and monitor for the onset of any symptoms.
A pop up testing clinic was opened at the Hanging Rock Oval Car Park (near the function centre) on Beach Road in Batemans Bay to encourage locals to get tested.
The clinic will remain open from 9:00am to 2:00pm until further notice.
The man and his teenage son also visited McDonald’s in Albion Park before testing positive this weekend.
The news comes after NSW Health reported an additional 18 new cases of COVID-19 earlier on Sunday, including four where the origin of the infection is unknown, sparking fears of a wider outbreak.
Five of the latest infections were in hotel quarantine, but one of new locally-acquired cases attended Holy Duck! restaurant in Chippendale.
The trendy inner-city restaurant closed for cleaning after the person dined there between 7.15pm and 9.30pm on July 10.
Anyone who was there during that time is ordered to self-isolate for 14 days (until July 24) and get tested as soon as possible.
Close contacts are being identified from the restaurants logs and contacted, but anyone who was there is urged to come forward immediately.
Another infected person visited the Anytime Fitness Gym in Merrylands on July 14 from 9pm to 10.30 pm.
NSW Health advised anyone who may have gone to those venues on the same day to self-isolate for up to two weeks and get tested if any symptoms occur.
More to come.
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