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NSW Woolworths hit with COVID-19

A Sydney pizza restaurant customer and a Woolworths staff member at Bowral have tested positive for coronavirus.Mancini’s Original Woodfired Pizza in Belfield will close for three days after the man visited for dinner on July 10, the restaurant wrote on Facebook.“NSW Health has advised us that we are low risk as the customer was in…

A Sydney pizza restaurant customer and a Woolworths staff member at Bowral have tested positive for coronavirus.

Mancini’s Original Woodfired Pizza in Belfield will close for three days after the man visited for dinner on July 10, the restaurant wrote on Facebook.

“NSW Health has advised us that we are low risk as the customer was in the restaurant for an hour and stayed within his group,” it said.

“We have given NSW Health our contacts for the night and they have all been notified and told to watch for symptoms including our staff.

“We are choosing to close the doors for 3 days from tomorrow and have the restaurant professionally deep cleaned.”

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It comes as Woolworths confirmed a staff member from the Bowral store in the NSW Southern Highlands, 110km southwest of Sydney, tested positive for the virus.

Posts on social media suggest staff were alerted at approximately 7.30pm on Tuesday night and an announcement was made within the store for all customers to leave.

Staff have been notified and Woolworths is offering full support to those required to self isolate.

In a statement provided to news.com.au, Woolworths spokesperson said: “We have been notified that a team member at our Bowral store has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

“We’re making contact with our Bowral team members and will provide our full support to those required to self-isolate in line with advice from the health authorities.

“As a food retailer, we already have very high standards of cleaning and hygiene in place. As an extra precautionary measure, the store has been closed overnight for an additional deep clean.

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“While the risk of transmission to customers and team members is low, the safety and wellbeing of the local community is our priority.

“Customers and team members should be assured they can continue to safely shop and work at our Bowral supermarket.

“Any customers who shopped in our Bowral store on 12 July and feel unwell in the next two weeks should make contact with NSW Health.”

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Customer notifications have been placed around the store and it reopened at 7am this morning.

On Monday night, one customer took to Twitter to complain she was the “only one” wearing a mask in store.

It comes as two more COVID-19 cases were discovered in Sydney’s Crossroads Hotel cluster, bringing the total number linked to the outbreak to 30.

Two men in their 20s were confirmed as having the virus after they came forward for testing when it was revealed a confirmed case of the Crossroads Hotel outbreak visited the same gym as them.

Lockdown has been ruled out for now but positive cases from the Hotel visited a shopping centre, gym and aged care facility, sparking further concern.

Speaking to ABC’s 730, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she doesn’t want to send her state’s coronavirus-affected suburbs back into lockdown

“We don’t have an end date. What we know now is a lot more than what we knew six months ago,” she said.

“If you have a symptom, getting tested, staying home or if you have been to a venue where you know there’s been an outbreak, doing the right thing each of us.”

Earlier this month, NSW Health urged residents in Balmain to be on alert for COVID-19 symptoms after a Woolworths supermarket worker tested positive to COVID-19.

He travelled on Jetstar Flight JQ510 Melbourne to Sydney on June 26.

The man then worked at the Woolworths store Balmain on June 27 and 28.

After presenting with COVID symptoms, he had a COVID-19 test and was assessed as positive last night.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said Woolworths has been exemplary in managing the issue and ensuring all staff who may have been in contact with the man are now in self-isolation. A deep clean of the store was also undertaken.

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