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Coronavirus cluster fears at Merrylands childcare centre after community transmission case – 7NEWS.com.au

The first case had no known source and now a second worker has tested positive.

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There are fears a coronavirus cluster is brewing at a childcare centre in Western Sydney.
A worker at Advanced Early Learning in Merrylands was diagnosed with coronavirus in the 24-hour reporting period prior to 8pm on Saturday.
On Sunday morning, a second employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the first workers infection was a case of community transmission with no known source.
The first case attended the facility on July 27, 28 and 29 while infecti…

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COVID-19 diagnosis shuts Sydney school – Australian Associated Press

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Another independent Catholic school in Sydney has been closed after a student tested positive to COVID-19.

St Vincent’s College in Potts Point will be closed on Friday for cleaning and to allow health authorities to contact trace after a student on Thursday tested positive to coronavirus.

It’s the third independent Catholic school to shut after being exposed to the virus with Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta closed until August 24 after three cases…



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Coronavirus Australia news: Venues in Sydney undergo weekend cleaning following visits from COVID-infected people – ABC News

New alerts have been issued for venues visited by infected people after nine new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Friday. Follow live.

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Several more venues in Sydney are being cleaned this weekend after people with coronavirus visited them, following nine new cases on Friday.
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Bill Shorten says aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct? – ABC News

As coronavirus spread throughout various aged care facilities in Victoria in recent weeks, former opposition leader Bill Shorten claimed that aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

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As Victoria grapples with coronavirus outbreaks in multiple aged care facilities, Labor Party figures have sought to blame the Federal Government for the unfolding disaster.
Arguing the Coalition was slow to respond to the looming threat, former opposition leader Bill Shorten told the ABC.
“People in aged care, we know they’re more vulnerable. But only now it seems the Federal Government is waking up and saying it’s going to do more. It’s a federal responsibility, aged care.”
Mr S…

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