Suburbs in southwest Sydney are among the areas of special concern with outbreaks

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A large area in southwest Sydney has been marked as “particularly of concern” as NSW health officials scramble to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Most of the 124 cases reported Thursday were detected in council areas in Fairfield, Cumberland and Canterbury-Bankstown, with significant spreads in Blacktown, Liverpool and George River as well.

NSW Chief Health Officer Jeremy McNulty read the list of suburbs where he said it was very important for locals to get tested for Covid-19.

“It is very important that people apply for testing so that we can detect cases quickly,” he told reporters.

“We’re particularly concerned about certain parts of Sydney, you know, and parts of the country, so I’m going to give you the areas where we’re particularly concerned about people coming forward for testing if they have even the mildest symptoms.”

Among the suburbs mentioned:

  • Cumberland LGA, including Merrylands and Guildford
  • Tongabbi
  • seven hills
  • Pindle Hill
  • druet mountain
  • roti hill
  • Wollongong
  • Fairfield LGA
  • Liverpool
  • Bankstown
  • Lakemba
  • tell
  • Campsy
  • Earlwood
  • George River
  • Bayside
  • Sutherland
  • Haymarket

He also said that people in the city of Orange in NSW’s central Tablelands region and Coffs Harbor on the north coast should get tested.


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