Sydney hospital bans ALL visitors

Sydney hospital bans ALL visitors and goes into lockdown after coronavirus-infected staff were plunged into isolation

By Shive Prema For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:38 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 23:49 BST, 8 September 2020

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Concord Hospital in Sydney's west has gone into lockdown, closing its doors to all visitors until at least Friday.

The drastic move comes after several healthcare workers at the hospital tested positive to coronavirus, sparking fears that vulnerable patients could become infected. 

There are five cases linked to Concord Hospital, including the initial emergency ward worker who worked a shift while infectious on September 1.

The hospital will be closed from 8am on Wednesday to 10am on Friday for deep cleaning of all wards.

NSW Health assured families of patients that there would be arrangements for people to contact loved ones by phone or video

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