Australia Corona Virus

NSW records one new local COVID-19 case


NSW has recorded one new community case of COVID-19.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the new case is a man in his 50’s from south-east Sydney.

He is “very active in the community,” Ms Berejiklin said.

The man used QR codes to check in and out of venues, making contact tracing easier, Ms Berejiklian said.

“This person did everything right, but it goes to show we can’t take anything for granted.”

Contact tracing is underway at a number of locations across Sydney.

Even if you’ve been vaccinated, get tested

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said this is “a very clear reminder” that the risk of coronavirus remains, and people should get tested regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

“People in the eastern suburbs particularly should be listening to these messages and getting tested,” Mr Hazzard said.

The man was initially tested on Tuesday, Dr Kerry Chant added, but is thought to have been infectious since Friday, April 30.

He hasn’t returned from overseas, worked in border roles or interacted with the hospital system, she added.

“This gentleman has not travelled but we need to keep our minds open,” Dr Chant said.

He has a “reasonable” number of close contacts, she said, as well as venue contacts that are still being investigated.

Venues of concern

The man’s close contacts are being contacted.

There are a number of venues of concern, with more specific times to follow:

  • Bondi Junction Event Cinemas in the Westfield – Friday 30th April ‘The Courier’
  • Rushcutters’s Bay Figgo restaurant – Friday 30th April
  • Silverwater Joes Barbecues and Heating – Saturday May 1
  • Silverwater Tucker’s Barbecue – Saturday May 1
  • Annandale Barbecues Galore – Saturday May 1 2-3 pm
  • Casula Barbecues Galore Crossroads – Saturday May 1