Sydney coronavirus cases update by NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant | 7NEWS

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COVID-19 Sydney: A Delta strain from the US has been identified in a limousine driver who was involved in the transportation of international flight crew from Sydney Airport.

“We had a gentleman in his 60s, who drives a limousine and as part of his work, he’s involved in the transport of international flight crew. He tested positive on salivary testing and that was reconfirmed on the swab and tested positive yesterday. His household contact, his wife, has tested positive yesterday. And that was what also led to some additional venues being identified. Last night, pathology confirmed that this gentleman has the Delta strain of the virus. And that this strain does not match anything that’s been uploaded in Australia at this time. But it does match perfectly a sequence that’s been uploaded from the US. And so that fits with that plausible hypothesis. Whilst we do test flight crew on the way in, there’s always a chance, as I indicated to you, that’s why one test at one point in time does not confirm your infectiousness and you may develop infection at any point before you depart Australia. That’s our working hypothesis. Whilst infectious, the couple attended a number of venues in Vaucluse, Bondi Junction, Zetland, Redfern and North Sydney. Including the 200 bus from Bondi Junction to North Sydney and return on June 15th. We’ve tested four family close contact who are from a different household who spent time in the infectious period with that couple, and two workplace close contact have also tested negative. But they’ll be in quarantine for the full 14 days as they’re close contact” – NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant.

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