Trainee bus driver among six new cases of COVID-19 in NSW

New South Wales has recorded six new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Of the new cases, five were locally acquired with no known source, while one was a returned traveller who remains in hotel quarantine.

A man and woman in their 40s who are close contacts of each other were among the locally acquired cases.


NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant revealed the man was a trainee bus driver who worked one shift while infectious.

However, she said there is no need for any passengers to be alarmed.

“He worked while infectious for a very limited period, I understand one day, and he was wearing a mask at the time… so we do think the risk to any passengers is very low,” Dr Chant said.

“But we are working with Transport to identify people that may have been on that route and we’ll provide that in an update.”

The other locally acquired cases include a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s, who are unrelated but both from Sydney’s south-east.

While a woman in her 30s from Sydney has also tested positive.

Today’s figures come as three schools in Sydney’s north west have been forced to close for the day following possible exposure to coronavirus.

Riverstone High School, Wyndham College and Schofields Public School will all undergo deep cleaning.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW now stands at 3,808.