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NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet isolated after being identified as close contact with an infected person.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has been forced into isolation after being identified as a close contact of a man in the eastern suburbs who tested positive for COVD-19.

The treasurer tested negative for the virus but was isolated at his home for 14 days as per NSW health advice.

After visiting the same CBD cafe as the man on Friday morning, Mr. Perrottet was named of a closed contact.

The place the treasurer visited is the District Brasserie in Chifley Square, which is subject to health alerts between 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. on Friday.

Including a golf club, a gym, a chemist and a supermarket, NSW Health extends its overnight health alert to about 20 locations.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklin

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklin said yesterday that the man, in his 50s, was “extremely active in the community” before testing positive for the virus.

Anyone who has participated in any of the following locations at any of the following times has been asked to check and isolated immediately until NSW Health provides further information.

It has been requested by Premier Gladys Berejiklian to further strengthen the restrictions on social distance.

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