China Doll Sydney restaurant is shut over coronavirus fears

New South Wales has recorded nine new coronavirus cases as a high-end Sydney restaurant is forced to close over coronavirus fears.

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the new cases on Wednesday, one being from hotel quarantine, seven are linked to a known cluster. 

One case in South Eastern Sydney is still under investigation. 

China Doll restaurant in Woolloomooloo, which is a popular destination for Sydney celebrities, is one of several venues across the city on alert due COVID-19. 

China Doll restaurant in Woolloomooloo, which is a popular destination for Sydney celebrities, is one of several venues across the city on alert due COVID-19

China Doll restaurant in Woolloomooloo, which is a popular destination for Sydney celebrities, is one of several venues across the city on alert due COVID-19

Stanhope Village Shopping Centre, including Kmart Stanhope Gardens, is among the other venues on alert

Stanhope Village Shopping Centre, including Kmart Stanhope Gardens, is among the other venues on alert

A spokesman from NSW Health said an infectious customer dined at the waterfront spot on Thursday, September 3. 

A small number of patrons and staff were considered close contacts and have been directed to self-isolate and seek testing.

The restaurant was closed on Tuesday evening to allow for contact tracing. The venue has been cleaned. 

Five of the locally acquired cases announced on Wednesday are linked to Concord Hospital - two are healthcare workers, one is a patient and two were household contacts of the patient.

The two healthcare workers worked at the hospital while potentially infectious but reported having no symptoms while at work and wore personal protective equipment while caring for patients. Contact tracing is underway.

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the new cases on Wednesday, one being from hotel quarantine, seven are linked to a known cluster

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the new cases on Wednesday, one being from hotel quarantine, seven are linked to a known cluster

Twelve people associated with Concord and Liverpool have now tested positive for COVID-19, including eight healthcare workers. Investigations into the source of these infections are ongoing.

Ms Berejiklian said new cases over the past few days which health authorities believe are linked to surface.

'Please be careful about surfaces, please be caeful about what you’re touching,' she said.

'If you have a symptom you have to stay home, and isolate.'

Non-urgent surgery at Concord has been cancelled until Friday. The hospital will be closed to all visitors from 8am Wednesday until 10am Friday to enable deep cleaning of all wards.

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