17 Jun 2021

NSW confirms one new Covid-19 community case in Sydney

1:15 pm on 17 June 2021

NSW confirms one new Covid-19 community case in Sydney, with three total cases now detected in the past 24 hours.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks after a State Library tour by the visiting Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Sydney on October 9, 2019.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Photo: AFP

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the 70-year-old woman attended the Belle Cafe in Vaucluse.

In addition to that, a man in his 40s tested positive in the Baulkham Hills area.

However, NSW Health is still determining whether it's a false positive or an old case as the viral load in his system was "very low".

"If you're in the eastern suburbs, unless you absolutely have to attend a large gathering, unless you absolutely have to engage in activities of a social nature in the next few days, we ask everybody to refrain from that, to be extra careful, to make sure you hand sanitise and socially distance."

Yesterday, a Bondi man who worked as a driver and had international flight crew among his passengers was confirmed as a case.

NSW Health said the man visited the Bondi Junction shopping centre in the city's east several times in recent days.

Visitors to Bondi Junction's Event Cinemas on Sunday, 13 June between 1.30pm and 4pm for a screening of Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard which started at 1.45pm were asked to contact NSW Health, self-isolate for 14 days, and get tested.

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