An urgent alert for Sydney airport has been announced after a confirmed case of Covid-19 spent five hours in the food court, as 13 new exposure sites are revealed.  

NSW Health has released a list of 13 new venues where the virus has already been transmitted from one person to another, as well as five busy transport routes. 

The food court in Sydney Airport’s T2 Domestic terminal in Mascot was visited by a confirmed case of Covid-19 on June 24, between 5am and 10am. 

An urgent alert for Sydney airport has been announced after a confirmed case of Covid-19 spent five hours in the T2 Domestic Terminal food court 

Anyone who visited the food court during this time is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. 

Those that attended any other areas in the T2 Domestic terminal at the same time is considered a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. 

Included in the list of new exposure sites is a 7-Eleven in Croydon Park which was visited by a positive case on June 23 from 5:15am to 5:30am, June 24 from 5:15am to 5:30am and June 25 between 5:00am to 5:15am. 

The list also includes the Burger and Salad Haus in Sydney Olympic Park on 24 June between 4:30pm-5pm. 

Anyone who visited Crust Pizza on Burwood Road in Belmore on June 25 between 4:30pm to 5pm or Chaco Ramen in Darlinghurst on June 23 between 12:35pm to 2:15pm is also considered a close contact. 

Meanwhile, anyone who visited or the Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe in Darling Quarter on June 23 from 2:25pm to 3:45pm or the Bentley Restaurant Bar in Sydney’s CBD from 6:35pm to 10pm on June 23 must get tested. 

Other venues of concern include the Tong Li Supermarket in Eastgardens from 3pm to 3:20pm on June 24, the Top Impression Bakery Cafe in Mascot from 8:15am to 8:35am and the Jarern Chai Asian Grocer on June 25 from 1:10pm to 1:25pm.  

NSW Health has also identified anyone who visited the Lakemba Woolworths on June 24 from 7pm to 8pm or the Breadtop at Eastgardens on June 24 from 3:20pm to 3:25pm as a casual contact of a confirmed Covid-19 case. 

Anyone who visited these sites at the listed times must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative test is received. 

The list of exposure sites also includes three light rail routes and two train lines. 

Anyone who travelled on the Light Rail L3 on June 23, departing from Surry Hills at 1:45pm and arriving in Chinatown at 2:05pm is considered a close contact. 

The list also includes anyone on board the light rail on June 23 who departed Chinatown at 6:20pm and arrived to Wynyard at 6:35pm or departed Chinatown at 9:35pm and arrived to Wynyard at 10:05pm on the same route. 

Anyone who travelled on the T1 Train Line on June 24 departing Central at 8:08am and arriving in Mascot at 8:20am must self-isolate and get tested. 

The same advice applies to anyone who travelled on the same route on June 25, departing Central at 8:07am and arriving in Mascot at 8:20am. 

The list comes as NSW recorded 30 new locally-acquired virus cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday, with Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour enduring the first of 14 days in lockdown.

All have been linked to the Bondi outbreak, which now stands at 110, with 11 of the new cases in self-isolation throughout their infectious period. 

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said 10 of Sunday’s new cases were linked to Great Ocean Foods in Marrickville, bringing that cluster to 11.

One case linked to the seafood distributor is a domestic flight crew attendant with Virgin Australia who tested positive on Saturday night. 

Greater Sydney was placed into lockdown on Saturday after escalating restrictions were enacted over several days across the city’s centre and east.

Residents in the lockdown zone are only allowed to leave home for work that can’t be done at home, to shop for essentials, for exercise, to seek medical care or for care-giving or compassionate reasons.

Anyone in regional NSW who has been to Greater Sydney since June 21 is also being asked to stay home for the lockdown period. 

The Harbour City’s latest coronavirus outbreak was sparked when an unvaccinated Sydney Airport driver last week tested positive to the highly-infectious Delta variant.

The man in his 60s visited the Bondi Junction Westfield while unknowingly infectious, spreading the virus to staff and other shoppers.

The contagion rapidly spread outside of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, with an infected Westfield worker transmitting the virus to eight other attendees at a party at west Hoxton, in the city’s west.

Almost all of the 30 partygoers have since tested positive, with one of those in attendance travelling to Melbourne, where he infected a colleague at a Sandringham dry cleaner, sparking a Covid-scare in Victoria.

The Bondi outbreak then seeped into Sydney’s inner-west, where Great Ocean Foods wholesaler in Marrickville has been identified as a transmission hotspot.

Dr Chant said she was confident the lockdown – scheduled to end at 11.59pm on July 9 – would be sufficient to bring the outbreak under control.

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