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Health authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales are concerned coronavirus may have spread to taxi passengers who rode with a Covid-19-positive driver across Sydney.

The taxi driver, who appears to have contracted coronavirus from Sydney’s Liverpool hospital – a known cluster – worked across a 11 days during which authorities believe he was potentially infectious.

NSW Health is urging anyone who caught a taxi on 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 September in the Sydney suburbs of Moorebank, Bankstown, Chipping Norton, Liverpool, Lidcombe, Warwick Farm and Milperra, to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they develop symptoms.

NSW Health is concerned for passengers who rode with a Covid-19-positive driver across Sydney.

NSW Health is concerned for passengers who rode with a Covid-19-positive driver across Sydney. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP

The taxi driver also visited several venues in Sydney while believed to be infectious. Anyone who visited the following venues at the specified time is considered a close contact and required to self isolate for 14 days.

  • Campbelltown Golf Club, Glen Alpine – 16 September, 2pm-4.30pm in the TAB area
  • Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club – 12 September, 2pm-6.15pm
  • Carlo’s Italian Restaurante Bar & Seafood, Ulladulla – 12 September, 8pm-9.30pm
  • Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill, Mollymook – 13 September, 12.30pm-2.15pm

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