Sydney’s southwest suburbs among areas of particular concern as outbreak rages on

Senior NSW Health official Jeremy McAnulty read a list of suburbs where he said it was very important for residents to get tested for Covid-19. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Christian Gilles

A large area in southwest Sydney has been designated as ‘of particular concern’ as health officials in New South Wales scramble to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Most of the 124 cases reported Thursday were found in the towns of Fairfield, Cumberland and Canterbury-Bankstown, with significant spread in Blacktown, Liverpool and Georges River as well.

Senior NSW Health official Jeremy McAnulty read a list of suburbs where he said it was very important for residents to get tested for Covid-19.

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“It’s so important that people show up for testing so that we can find out the cases quickly,” he told reporters.

“We’re particularly concerned about parts of Sydney, as you know, and parts of the country, so I’ll give you the areas where we’re particularly concerned about people showing up for testing if they have. even the slightest of symptoms. “

A large area in southwest Sydney has been identified as of particular concern.
A large area of ​​southwest Sydney has been identified as of particular concern.

Among the suburbs he mentioned were:

  • Cumberland LGA, including Merrylands and Guildford
  • Toongabbie
  • Seven Hills
  • Pendle hill
  • Mount Druitt
  • Root hill
  • Wollongong
  • Fairfield LGA
  • Liverpool
  • Bankstown
  • Lakemba
  • Narwee
  • Campsie
  • Earlwood
  • Georges River
  • Bayside
  • Sutherland
  • Hay market

He also said residents of the city of Orange in the NSW Central Plateau region and Coffs Harbor on the north coast should get tested.

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