Suburbs in Sydney’s southwest among areas of particular concern as outbreak rages


    A large area in Sydney’s southwest has been singled out as “particularly concerning” as NSW health officials scramble to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Most of the 124 cases reported on Thursday were discovered in the council areas of Fairfield, Cumberland, and Canterbury-Bankstown, with a significant spread in Blacktown, Liverpool, and Georges River.

    Top NSW Health official Jeremy McAnulty read out a list of suburbs where he said it was extra important for locals to get tested for Covid-19. “It'”It’simportant that people come forward for testing so we can uncover cases quickly,” he “told reporters.

    “‘” We’reticularly concerned about certain parts of Sydney, as you know, and parts of the country, so I’mI’ming to give you the areas where we’we’rerticularly concerned that people come forward for testing if they have even the mildest of symptoms.”

    An “ong the suburbs he mentioned were:

    • Cumberland LGA, including Merrylands and Guildford
    • Toongabbie
    • Seven Hills
    • Pendle Hill
    • Mount Druitt
    • Rooty Hill
    • Wollongong
    • Fairfield LGA
    • Liverpool
    • Bankstown
    • Lakemba
    • Narwee
    • Campsie
    • Earlwood
    • Georges River
    • Bayside
    • Sutherland
    • Haymarket


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