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Spike in sick fear

FEARS about a spike in community transmitted cases of Covid-19, has sparked a reminder to businesses and the wider community of their responsibilities under the current Public Health Order legislation.

Police confirmed that several licensed premises are under investigation following potential breaches across the weekend.
A spokesperson for NSW Health, says it’s essential people take the risk of transmission “very seriously” and urged anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms – including a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fever – to self-isolate and arrange to be tested as soon as possible.
With testing sites at the Auburn Hospital emergency department (ED), and drive-through clinics in the car park of the adjacent Auburn Community Health Centre (ACHC) and at the Stockland Merrylands shopping centre, no cases were detected in the 8,837 Covid-19 tests carried out in the past four weeks within the Cumberland LGA.
Since the pandemic began, 18,343 Covid-19 tests have been done in Cumberland, with 94 confirmed cases – 45 acquired overseas, 34 locally acquired from a known source, and 15 from an unknown local source.