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Australia’s Sydney pub coronavirus cluster jumps to nine

Chairs and tables are prepared for customers at Bluewater Cafe at Manly, Sydney. Photo: 9News. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

SYDNEY, Jul 12, 2020, News.com.au. The number of coronavirus cases linked to a Sydney pub has jumped from five to nine this afternoon, News.com.au reported.

In a media release NSW Health said four new cases had been confirmed today and were directly linked to the hotel.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth said it was “critically important” that anybody who visited the south Sydney pub at the centre of the new cluster self-isolates for 14 days, and seeks a test.

“Anyone who was at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula in south-west Sydney between the dates of the 3 July and the 10 July, anyone who visited that particular venue, you are required to self isolate until 14 days after your visit,” Dr Coatsworth said today.

“Furthermore, if you were at that particular pub between July 3 and July 10, you are strongly encouraged to get tested, regardless of your symptoms.

Victoria reported 273 new cases of coronavirus today, while NSW reported five new cases of the virus, Western Australia reported one case and Queensland and South Australia reported zero new cases. A man in his 70s also died overnight in Victoria, taking the national death toll to 108.

It comes as another cluster of eight coronavirus cases was recorded among staff at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

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