NSW Health has issued several public health alerts overnight after two doctors that worked at a medical clinic in Lakemba tested positive for COVID-19.
Both cases worked at the A2Z Medical Clinic in Lakemba, forcing all staff at the clinic into isolation and sparking a contract tracing flurry for NSW Health.
NSW Health is in the process of contacting everyone considered to be a close contact of the two cases, both of which are connected to a previously reported case who attended Lakemba Radiology.
According to health authorities, anyone who attended A2Z Medical Clinic at the following times should self-isolate for 14 days and get tested if symptoms occur.
- Thursday, 1 October, 2.30-3.30pm
- Friday, 9 October, 3-4.30pm
- Saturday, 10 October, all day
Some people will be managed as close contacts and NSW Health will contact everyone directly to provide tailored advice depending on their exposure.
The patient that is a confirmed COVID-19 case also attended Isra Medical Practice in Lakemba, and anyone who attended the venue on Monday, 5 October between 7.15pm to 7.40pm is considered a casual contact.
NSW Health has also advised that previously reported cases attended the Ingleburn Hotel on Sunday, 4 October from 3-6pm:
- Ingleburn Hotel Bar Room: anyone who spent an hour or more in the Bar Room between these times is considered a close contact and must immediately isolate and be tested. Anyone who spent less than an hour there is considered a casual contact.
- Ingleburn Hotel Bistro and Gaming Room: anyone who attended either of these areas in the hotel is considered a casual contact.
Authorities also say those who used the following train services at the specified times are also considered a casual contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case:
- Thursday, 1 October, from Wiley Park Station to Lakemba Station, between 12.02 and 12.14pm
- Thursday, 1 October, from Lakemba Station to Wiley Park Station, between 3.14pm and 3.27pm
- Tuesday, 6 October, from Wiley Park Station to Lakemba Station, between 12.10pm and 12.30pm
- Tuesday, 6 October, from Lakemba Station to Wiley Park Station, between 1:42pm and 1:58pm
Earlier yesterday evening NSW Health announced anyone who attended the Ali Dine Inn and Take Away Lakemba on Friday 9 October, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm is considered a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case and must isolate for 14 days.
NSW reported six new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, including one new locally acquired case.
Updated at 9.34am AEDT on 13 October 2020.
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