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Urgent health alert as a Sydney NURSE is diagnosed with COVID-19

Urgent health alert as a Sydney NURSE is diagnosed with COVID-19 and authorities reveal cases visited one of Australia’s biggest shopping centres

  • A nurse at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital has been confirmed to have COVID-19 
  • The nurse worked a single shift on Wednesday October 7 while infectious 
  • Shoppers who visited Westfield Sydney have also been placed on high alert 
  • Confirmed infected people visited the shopping mall October 6 and October 7 

NSW Health is alerting the public that a newly confirmed case of COVID-19 is a nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. The case will be reported in tomorrow’s numbers.

The casual nurse worked a single evening shift on Wednesday 7 October while infectious.

It is believed the nurse provided specialised care to a single patient, and had limited contact with a very small number of colleagues. 

NSW Health has also advised that a confirmed case had repeatedly attended Westfield Parramatta while infectious on October 6 and October 7. 

A newly confirmed case of COVID-19 is a nurse at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney (pictured)

A newly confirmed case of COVID-19 is a nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (pictured) 

NSW Health is urging anyone who visited Westfield Parramatta between 12pm and 12.15pm on Tuesday October 6 to monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. 

The case also visited the same shopping centre on Wednesday October 7 between 12pm and 12.30pm and again from 4.30pm to 5.00pm with anyone at the mall at those times urged to watch for symptoms.  

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