NSW ‘holding the line’ after 17 new COVID-19 cases

New South Wales has recorded a further 17 cases of COVID-19 with officials still trying to work out the source of two of those infections.

Eight cases involve returned travellers in hotel quarantine, three are linked to the Thai Rock restaurant at Wetherill Park while four are linked to a funeral service at St Brendan’s Catholic Church in Bankstown.

Two cases are still under investigation, including one linked to the Thai Rock restaurant at Potts Point.


Anyone who attended the Thai Rock Restaurant at Potts Point for two hours or more between July 15 and July 25 is being urged to get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone else who attended on those dates for less than two hours is being advised to monitor for any symptoms.

New South Wales Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant says they are yet to link the Potts Point infection to the chain’s Wetherill Park restaurant.

“These investigations are in an early phase, it’s important we don’t speculate, but we are exploring all avenues,” Dr Chant said.

It’s also been revealed that a couple who attended the Bankstown funeral service also attended two restaurants while infectious.

The An Vietnamese restaurant at Bankstown and Crispy Chicken Noodle House at Cabramatta have now been closed for cleaning.

A student at a school at Georges Hall is among the new cases after attending the same funeral service.

It has forced the closure of St Georges River Grammar with 18 other students and four staff forced into isolation.

Health officials are also urging anyone in the Harris Park or Middleton Grange areas to come forward for testing.

New South Wales now has a total of 3496 cases with 101 people being treated by NSW Health, including five who are in intensive care.

“New South Wales, given the circumstances, is holding the line and doing OK, but we are still on high alert,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

“Dr Chant and I said a couple of weeks ago that the next month to six weeks would be critical and we’re still halfway through that period and it’s really, really important for us to stay vigilant.”