Hundreds of drinkers at THREE Sydney pubs are forced into quarantine after a coronavirus-infected patron met up with friends – as officials plead with locals to get tested
- Hundreds of pubgoers self-isolating after patrons visited popular drinking holes
- Those at Village Tavern Auburn on six days in the past month must get tested
- Patrons who visited Auburn Hotel on January 12 must follow same health orders
- NSW Health urges anyone across the state to get tested if they have symptoms
Hundreds of pubgoers have been forced to quarantine after patrons visited three popular drinking holes in western Sydney while infected with COVID-19.
New South Wales Health said anyone who attended the Village Tavern in Auburn in western Sydney on six days across December and January must self-isolate until they receive a negative test.
Punters who visited the Auburn Hotel on January 12 from 6pm until close must follow the same health orders.
Hundreds of pubgoers have been forced into quarantine on Monday after patrons infected with coronavirus visited three pubs across western Sydney. Pictured are passengers at a Sydney light rail stop wearing face masks on Monday
The alert has also been issued for those who visited the Berala Hotel on December 30 from 6pm until close.
Those who went to the Auburn Central shopping centre at any point since January 1 should watch for symptoms and get tested if they occur.
NSW Health has meanwhile urged anyone across the state suffering from even the mildest symptoms of the virus to come forward for a test.
SYDNEY VENUES ON HIGH ALERT FOR COVID-19 EXPOSURE
Auburn – Village Tavern. Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 December. 6pm Monday – 4am Tuesday
Auburn – Village Tavern. Thursday 7 – Friday 8 January. 6pm Thursday – 4am Friday.
Auburn – Village Tavern. Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 January. 6pm Wednesday – 4am Thursday.
Berala – Berala Hotel. Wednesday 30 December. 6pm to close.
Auburn – Auburn Hotel. Tuesday 12 January. 6pm to close.
The warning came as New South Wales reported zero locally-acquired cases of coronavirus on Monday.
Eight new cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday night and there were 8,773 tests conducted in the state.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged more testing especially in areas where there have been recent cases including Auburn, Berala, western Sydney, south-west Sydney, the Northern Beaches and Wollongong.
Queensland has meanwhile given NSW 10 days to track down the sources of any unlinked Covid cases or risk a prolonged border closure.
A renewed testing push was sparked after six new cases were recorded in the state on Sunday (pictured is a woman in Sydney’s Circular Quay on Thursday)
The Sunshine State also reported zero new local Covid cases on Monday.
Under Queensland’s border rules a declared hotspot must have 28 consecutive days without any unlinked cases before the quarantine restrictions for travellers is eased.
The hotspot declaration for Sydney is to be reviewed by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer at the end of the month.
Anyone who attended the Village Tavern in Auburn in western Sydney on six days across December and January must self-isolate until they receive a negative test
The six cases in Sydney from Sunday have been linked to the Berala bottle shop cluster and further contact tracing is underway.
As of Monday there are 97 active Covid cases in the state being treated by NSW Health.
Dr Jeremy McAnulty from NSW Health said testing numbers had dropped from 12,764 tests reported on Saturday to 8,773 on Sunday which was of concern.