NSW has recorded a new case of community-transitted COVD-19 where authorities scramble to establish where he picked up the virus.
An infected person who was “very active” during the infection was tested yesterday and returned positive results today.
During the transition period, he visited various places, including The Courier at Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction, Figo Restaurant in Rushcutters Bay, BP Muscot, Meat Shop in Bondi Junction, and several barbecue outlets across Annadale, Casula, and Silverwater.
The man scanned venues with QR codes.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, “So this guy did everything right, but it shows that we can’t take anything for granted.”
Genomic sequencing is an attempt to establish whether the infection is linked to any other known case across Australia.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the man is understood not to have recently traveled abroad and he does not work in any healthcare, hotel quarantine, or border control role.
The man’s close acquaintances are urgently being tested and are isolating.
This comes after the state registered double the number of COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine for the second time in five days.
Overnight, 10 new cases were acquired among foreign travelers.
The number of foreign cases has ranged from three to seven in the last four days after flights from India were suspended due to growing pressure on the covert system in late April.
NSW recorded 12 cases on April 27, since then, 15 and 13 cases in the days after.