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Coronavirus cluster at Crossroads Hotel in Casula grows as people in south west Sydney rush to get tested – 7NEWS.com.au

There are fears the cluster could lead to a larger outbreak in NSW.

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Three new cases of coronavirus have been linked to a man who visited a pub in Sydney.
The man from the Blue Mountains visited the Crossroads Hotel in Casula, in Sydneys south west, on July 3.
He tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, prompting the pub to close for deep cleaning.
NSW Health confirmed on Saturday, three household contacts of the man have also now been diagnosed with COVID-19.
In the video below: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews COVID update on Saturday
The Victorian premier announced the state’s new coronavirus cases.
They are in isolation and will be included in Sundays total cases.
The mans case was the second to be linked to the pub after it was revealed a woman who had attended the venue on the same evening had also tested positive to COVID-19.
The cases are not otherwise linked.
Contacts of both cases are being traced, while people who visited the hotel on the same night are being urged to self-isolate and come forward for testing should they develop even the mildest of symptoms.
A drive through pop-up testing clinic in the pubs carpark has been set up and long queues of cars were seen waiting for tests on Saturday.
Some who had joined the queue on Saturday said theyd been turned away from being tested after waiting more than three hours on Friday night.
Seven new cases were diagnosed in NSW on Saturday, five of which were in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
The man from the Blue Mountains and a man who drove from Melbourne into NSW on July 7 were the sixth and seventh cases.
He is in hotel quarantine and his three identified close contacts are in isolation.
There are fears a second outbreak of the virus could occur in NSW, as seen in Victoria over the last few weeks.

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A man has been charged with drug offences following a search warrant in Sydney’s…

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A man has been charged with drug offences following a search warrant in Sydney’s east yesterday.

About 11.25pm (Saturday 8 August 2020), officers attached to Kings Cross Police Area Command, with the assistance of Operation ODIN, executed a search warrant at a unit on Macleay Street, Potts Point.

Upon searching the unit, police allegedly located and seized 2.2L litres of GBL, MDMA, methylamphetamine, more than $1,000 cash, and two mobile phones.

The drugs have an estimated potential street value of more than $11,000.

A 56-year-old man was arrested at the unit and taken to Kings Cross Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity), possess prohibited drug, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime

He was refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 9 August 2020).



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Vic death toll at record 17, 394 new cases – Australian Associated Press

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Victoria has recorded 394 new cases of COVID-19 and a record 17 deaths as the state continues to endure stage-four lockdown restrictions.

The 17 confirmed deaths in Victoria due to COVID-19 announced on Sunday – including two people in their 50s – takes the state’s death toll to 210 and the nationwide tally to 295.

Other confirmed deaths on Sunday included four people in their 70s, six people in their 80s and five people in their 90s. Ten of the 17 were…



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Some more good news this Sunday morning, Maddison Griffin has been located safe and well! Thanks for your shares and cares everyone 😊



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