Sydney on alert after a woman with coronavirus attended FIVE churches potentially infecting hundreds as schools are shut down for urgent cleaning
- Sydneysiders urged to be on high alert for COVID-19 after woman tests positive
- Fairfield woman attended four churches prior to testing positive on Thursday
- Her test comes as four students in Sydney’s west test positive to COVID-19
Urgent contract tracing is underway after a woman infected with COVID-19 attended five churches in a matter of days in Sydney’s west.
The Fairfield woman’s positive test result was reported on Thursday. She is believed to be a family woman in her 40s.
Prior to this, the woman four churches over four days from July 16.
- St Brendan’s Catholic Church in Bankstown for a service and funeral for from 6.30pm on Thursday, July 16
- Ausia Funeral Services in Fairfield East on Friday, July 17, between 1pm and 8pm
- Brendan’s Catholic Church at 10am for one hour before going to a burial service at St John of God Lawn at Rookwood between 11.30 and 1pm
- The woman was then at Our Lady of Mt Carmel at Mt Pritchard for one hour from 7.30am on Sunday July 19
Mourners who attended the venues over the same time periods are encouraged to look out for coronavirus symptoms.
‘NSW Health and the South Western Sydney Local Health District are urging attendees of the following funeral and other church services to monitor for symptoms,’ a NSW Health statement read.
‘And if they develop symptoms to self-isolate immediately and get tested.
‘People must remain isolated until they receive their test result.’
The call comes as four students test positive to COVID-19 as well.
Two of these students are related and it is believed some of those children attended school while their mother waited for her own COVID-19 positive test result.
More to follow.