Public transport passengers on alert: COVID-19 case in Sydney after 26 days of no infections
A hotel quarantine worker in New South Wales has tested positive to coronavirus after 26 days with no cases.
The Minto woman worked at the Novotel, which is a quarantine hotel, and IBIS hotels in Darling Harbour.
NSW Health is investigating close contacts.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard told Ben Fordham her five family members have tested negative.
“If you’re in Minto and you’ve got any symptoms you should be getting tested.”
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Premier Gladys Berejiklian has assured the planned easing of restrictions next Monday has not yet been affected, but said “I will not hesitate to take action” if linked cases are detected in the community.
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said “urgent genome sequencing” is taking place to determine the source of the infection, and rule out community transmission.
The woman travelled to work via public transport, and fellow travellers within the below windows are urged to get tested and self-isolate.
The affected journeys are:
- Friday 27 November Convention to Central at 4:01pm – 4.11pm
- Saturday 28 November Convention to Central at 3:14pm – 3.29pm
- Sunday 29 November Convention to Capitol Square 3:58pm – 4.09pm
- Sunday 29 November Capitol Square to Central 4.55pm – 5.03pm
- Monday 30 November Central to Convention 06:39am – 6.54am
- Monday 30 November Convention to Central 3.10pm – 3.26pm
- Friday 27 November Minto to Lidcombe 04:55am – 5:52am
- Friday 27 November Central to Lidcombe 4.12pm – 4.49pm
- Saturday 28 November Central to Lidcombe 3.31pm – 4.32pm
- Sunday 29 November Central to Lidcombe 5.05pm – 5.44pm
- Monday 30 November Lidcombe to Central 06:14am – 06:37am
- Monday 30 November Central to Minto 3.28pm – 4.20pm