Race to track down source of two new Sydney COVID-19 cases

Contact tracers in NSW are urgently working to track down the source of two new COVID-19 cases in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

A man aged in his 60s was diagnosed with the virus late Wednesday afternoon before NSW Health confirmed his household contact also returned a positive result overnight.

They are the state’s first cases of unlinked community transmission since May 6.


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The man, from Bondi, works as a driver transporting international flight crew to hotel quarantine.

There’s reports he had not been vaccinated against the virus, but was receiving daily saliva swabs.

As a result of the mystery cases, new pop-up testing clinics have been opened in the eastern suburbs, while a number of other clinics have had their opening hours extended.

The pair visited a number of locations while potentially infectious, with authorities most concerned about those who attended the 1:45pm screening of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard at Events Cinema in Bondi Junction on Sunday.

Those who were at the film are being considered close contacts and must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

The list of exposure sites continues to grow, with people being urged to keep up to date here, to ensure they haven’t been to any of the locations listed.

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