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Sydney’s coronavirus cluster grows after infected person ate at Hurricane’s Grill restaurant

Sydney’s coronavirus cluster spirals out of control as popular Hurricane’s Grill restaurant reveals an infected person ate dinner there during evening rush

A popular restaurant has contributed to Sydney’s growing coronavirus cluster after revealing a customer dined while infectious.

Hurricane’s Grill in Brighton Le Sands, south Sydney, confirmed on Wednesday that a patron who ate dinner on Saturday July 11 tested positive for COVID-19. 

The stakehouse said the customer visited between 6.00 and 8.00pm and warned at-risk patrons who dined on the same night that they would be contacted by NSW Health. 

Popular Hurricane’s Grill in Brighton Le Sands (Brighton Le Sands beach pictured) has revealed a patron dined at the restaurant while infected with COVID-19 on Saturday July 11

The grill said they were working closely with NSW Health and would ‘follow all government recommendations’.   

‘As a precaution we will be closing the restaurant to have the location professionally deep cleaned and sanitised and will reopen on Friday 17th July,’ a statement said. 

The chain restaurant, which boasts several locations around Sydney, said it had a comprehensive COVID-19 policy and was confident patrons were low risk.   

‘We are confident that our patrons are low risk but request that you watch for any symptoms. 

‘All our staff who worked on the night will be asked to be tested and if necessary will self isolate as per NSW health guidelines,’ the statement read. 

The news comes as New South Wales battles to contain a second wave of COVID-19.  

NSW recorded 13 new cases on Wednesday, with 10 linked to a cluster which developed at the Crossroads hotel in south-west Sydney.

There are now 34 cases linked to the pub and authorities have confirmed the patient zero of the outbreak was a man from Melbourne.   

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