A COVID cluster linked to a bottle shop in Sydney’s west has expanded after two new cases were confirmed in NSW.
Both cases are linked to a new cluster that emerged at the Berala BWS store.
The cases will be included in Tuesday’s COVID report.
Today you will hear that ‘zero locally acquired cases’ have been recorded in NSW, out of more than 22,000 tests.
That’s because the two new cases happened after 8pm Sunday night, which is the official reporting period.
In short, there have been two new locally acquired cases.
Thousands of people who visited the BWS store in Berala over the Christmas and New Year’s period have been urged to isolate immediately and get tested.
Anyone who attended the store from December 22 to December 31, even for a few minutes, has been urged to isolate for 14 days.
An alert has also been issued for Woolworths in Berala shopping centre.
Anyone who attended that store is asked to test immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
The dates include:
- December 24 – 9-9.30pm
- December 26 – 7-7.30pm
- December 28 – 7.15-7.45pm
- December 31 – 10am- 12pm
Anyone who attended either store on December 20 between 12.30-2pm is also urged to get tested immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
AMA makes SCG Test plea
NSW Health officials will do a “walk through” at the SCG before rubber stamping plans for the third Test, which currently permit a daily crowd of approximately 20,000.
Outdoor seated events are now capped at 2000 people, although NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says COVID-safe plans for larger events will be reviewed.
NSW Opposition Leader Jodi McKay has called for there to be no crowd at the SCG Test, and Australian Medical Association president Omar Khorshid issued a public plea on Saturday regarding an event that could “supercharge the spread of COVID-19”.
“This is a potential transmission site,” Dr Khorshid said.
“As people queue at the ticket gates, at food and beverage stalls and use shared toilet facilities – on top of taking public transport from all parts of Sydney to gather in one central location.
“The decision to hold the Test match with spectators is at odds with the rest of NSW’s appropriate response to the latest outbreak.
“Let’s put health first and watch the third Test on TV.”