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Coronavirus scare at Sydney Westfield after infected man spent hours inside the city shopping centre

Shoppers are being being urged to get tested for coronavirus after a scare at one of Sydney’s busiest shopping centres.

New South Wales Health has issued a public health warning after a man who tested positive for COVD-19 visited the Penrith Plaza, in western Sydney.

He spent around two hours at the shopping centre on Saturday between 10.30am and and 12.00pm.

The man in is 20s also dined at the Master Hot Pot restaurant at Canley Vale between 1pm to 2pm, and the BBQ City Buffet in Bankstown from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Another seven venues across the city are on high alert after a second man was diagnosed with COVID-19.

He was infectious during visits to a string of pubs and restaurants in the city’s inner west and CBD.

They include the Jambo, Jambo African restaurant in Glebe which he visited from July 31 from 7pm to 8.30pm. 

NSW Health said anyone who attended the restaurant during this time is considered a ‘close contact’ and should immediately self-isolate for 14 days and get tested even if they have no symptoms. 

He also attended the Eveleigh Hotel in Redfern the Warren View Hotel in Enmore,  Mary’s restaurant at Macquarie Place, Burrow Bar in Sydney and Woolworths Marrickville Metro. 

People who visited these venues during the below times are being urged to watch out for symptoms, get tested and self-isolate.

New South Wales Health has also issued an urgent warning for a string of venues in Newcastle, north of Sydney. 

A male in his 20s was infectious while visiting four pubs, a sushi restaurant and an NRL match at a local sporting arena.

Three venues have been closed and will undergo cleaning while health authorities race against the clock to conduct contract tracing for close contacts.

They include the Bennett Hotel in Hamilton, Bar 88, Wests New Lambton and the Sydney Junction Hotel in Hamilton. 

A total of 12 new cases were detected in New South Wales overnight, bringing the state’s total case numbers to 3,643. 

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