Victoria recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state prepares for a further easing of lockdown restrictions, however Sydney remains on high alert following a second new case of coronavirus was detected in Bondi, in the city’s eastern suburbs.
NSW Health said that the first identified case in Sydney is a driver who transports international flight crews.
Jane Halton, chair of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness, told Today the case showed how important it was for frontline workers to be vaccinated as it is understood the driver was not vaccinated.
“We all know that there is vaccine available for people and anybody who is coming into direct contact with people who have come from offshore who may well themselves be infectious,” Ms Halton said.
“It amazes me these people are not vaccinated. We have the capacity to protect people.”
Genome sequencing and contact tracing are underway to find the source of the virus.
Last night, two locations at the East Village Shopping Centre in Zetland, a bus route, several sites in Bondi Junction and a car wash in Redfern were added to the list of exposure sites.
Sydney exposure sites
There are many exposure sites in Sydney, including the 1.45pm Sunday screening of Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard at Bondi Junction and the 200 bus route from Bondi Junction to Blue St in North Sydney on 15 June from 2.25pm to 5pm. People who were at the screening or travelled on the bus route should be tested immediately and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result. Other sites include the following:
Vaucluse: Belle Café 103 New South Head Road, Friday 11 June 9.15am to 9.50am
Bondi Junction: Sourdough Bakery 500 Oxford Street, Friday 11 June 12.40pm to 1.10pm
Vaucluse: Belle Café 103 New South Head Road, Saturday 12 June 10.20am to 10.45am
Bondi Junction: David Jones 500 Oxford Street, Saturday 12 June 11am to 11.40am
Bondi Junction: Myer Bondi 500 Oxford Street, Saturday 12 June 11.40am to 12.15pm
Vaucluse: Washoku Vaucluse 52 New South Head Road, Saturday 12 June 12pm to 1.30pm
Vaucluse: Belle Cafe 103 New South Head Road Saturday 12 June 1.20pm to 1.50pm
Vaucluse: Belle Cafe 103 New South Head Road Sunday 13 June 11.30am to 12pm
Bondi Junction: Events Cinema (all screenings other than the Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) 500 Oxford Street Sunday 13 June 1.30pm to 4pm
Vaucluse: Rocco’s 103B New South Head Road Monday 14 June 10.55am to 11.30am
Zetland: Coles, East Village Shopping Centre, Monday 14 June, 11am to 1pm
Zetland: Taste Growers (fruit and vegetable shop), East Village Shopping Centre, Monday 14 June, 11am to 1pm
Redfern, Wax Car Wash Cafe, Monday 14 June, 12pm to 3pm
Vaucluse: Belle Cafe 103 New South Head Road Tuesday 15 June 9.50am to 10.25am
North Ryde: Celeste Catering Macquarie Park Cemetery Cafe Macquarie Park Cemetery, Corner of Delhi and Plassey roads, Tuesday 15 June 1pm to 1.20pm
Bondi Junction: Harry’s Coffee and Kitchen, Tuesday 15 June, 3pm to 3.40pm
Bondi Junction: NAB in Westfield Tuesday 15 June, 2.45pm to 3.10pm
Bondi Junction: David Jones in Westfield, Tuesday 15 June, 3.30pm to 4.15pm
Vaucluse: Field to Fork, Friday 11 June, 12pm to 4pm
Anyone who visited the Fruitologist in Bondi on Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm is considered a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.