Search for students exposed to COVID-19 after university lecturing

Desperate search for students who attended tutoring facilities in western Sydney after a lecturer tested positive to covid-19 – as NSW records 11 new cases

  • NSW has recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases, six of which were locally acquired
  • Health authorities are searching for students who attended tutoring facilities 
  • There are warnings for Al-Jabr, A Different Class of Mathematics in Auburn 
  • Warnings have also been issued for Ace Tutoring in Parramatta on October 10

New South Wales has recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases, six of which were locally acquired, amid fears students have become infected after attending tutoring in Sydney’s west.

Of Thursday’s new cases, five are from hotel quarantine, four were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster, and two were locally acquired with the source still under investigation.

Three of the new locally acquired cases are linked to the GP practice in Holden Street Lakemba, in Sydney’s south west.

Of Thursday's new cases, five are from hotel quarantine, four were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster, and two were locally acquired with the source still under investigation

Of Thursday’s new cases, five are from hotel quarantine, four were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster, and two were locally acquired with the source still under investigation

Of Thursday's new cases, five are from hotel quarantine, four were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster, and two were locally acquired with the source still under investigation

Of Thursday’s new cases, five are from hotel quarantine, four were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster, and two were locally acquired with the source still under investigation

One of the cases is a household contact of the man in his 70s in Bargo who was announced on Wednesday but included in today’s numbers.

The sources of these two cases and a new infection in a man in his 50s from south-east Sydney are sunder investigation.

Health authorities are now desperately searching for students who attended tutoring facilities in Sydney’s west after they were exposed to COVID-19.

Anyone who attended Al-Jabr, A Different Class of Mathematics in Auburn between 4.30-8.45pm on Thursday October 8 or between 10am-4.30pm on Sunday October are urged to get tested and self-isolate.

Warnings have also been issued for students at Ace Tutoring in Parramatta between 9.30am-1.20pm on October 10.

Students who attended tutoring classes are considered close contacts and must isolate for 14 days.

There is also a warning for anyone who attended Westfield Mt Druitt between 11.30am-1pm on Monday October 12.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said people have continued to withhold information from public health officials

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said people have continued to withhold information from public health officials

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said people have continued to withhold information from public health officials.

‘One of the ongoing problems that public health has had in NSW and also in Victoria is that people are not necessarily telling us the whole truth and nothing but the truth,’ Mr Hazzard said.

‘Whether it’s deliberate, whether its overlooked, you need to make sure it’s neither of those things.

‘Public health officials need to be able to track the chains of transmission and that’s impossible if people don’t give us the full picture of where they’ve been.’

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