A new Covid-19 case has been detected in Sydney's eastern suburbs, with authorities rushing to find the source of the infection.
The case, a man in his 60s, has not been overseas in recent times but does work as a driver, which includes transporting international flight crew.
The man had a Covid-19 saliva test on Tuesday, June 15, with the positive result confirmed today in a PCR test.
The new case will be included in Tuesday's numbers.
"Urgent investigations into the source of the infection and contact tracing are underway, as is genome sequencing," NSW Health said in a statement.
"Close contacts are being urgently contacted, and asked to get tested and isolate."
The man visited a number of venues while potentially infectious, prompting NSW Health to issue urgent alerts to the public.
Anyone who attended the following venue at the time listed below is considered a close contact and must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate for 14 days from the date they were at the venue, regardless of the result:
• Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction: Screening of the Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Cinema 1 on June 13 from 1.30pm-4pm for the 1.45pm screening.
Anyone who visited any of the following venues of concern must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate until you receive further information:
• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 11 from 9.15-9.50am
• Sourdough Bakery, Bondi Junction: June 11 from 12.40-1.10pm
• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 12 from 10.20-10.45am
• David Jones, Bondi Junction: June 12 from 11-11.40am
• Myer Bondi, Bondi Junction: June 12 from 11.40am-12.15pm
• Washoku Vaucluse, Vaucluse: June 12 from 12-1.30pm
• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 12 from 1.20-1.50pm
• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 13 from 11.30am-12pm
• Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction: All screenings other than the Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard on June 13 from 1.30-4pm
• Rocco's, Vaucluse: June 14 from 10.55-11.30am
• Belle Cafe, Vaucluse: June 15 from 9.50-10.25am
• Celeste Catering Macquarie Park Cemetery Cafe, North Ryde: Macquarie Park Cemetery, Corner of Delhi and Plassey roads on June 15 from 1-1.20pm
This follows a late-night alert from NSW Health yesterday, sparking fears of a breach in one of Sydney's quarantine hotels after it was discovered the virus had jumped between three returned travellers.
Authorities are investigating the source of a Covid-19 case diagnosed in hotel quarantine which has an identical viral sequence to two cases who were staying in an adjacent room.
"It is currently unclear how and where transmission occurred from a couple to another returned traveller who were all staying on the fourth floor of the Radisson Blu quarantine hotel," NSW Health said.
All three cases have identical viral sequences of the Alpha Covid-19 strain, formerly referred to as the "UK variant".
The couple were asymptomatic and tested positive to the virus on June 3 during the second day of their hotel quarantine stay.
The other traveller returned a negative Day 2 test on June 3 before subsequently developing symptoms and testing positive for Covid-19 following on June 5.
All three cases arrived into Sydney on the same flight from Doha on June 1 and stayed in adjacent rooms in the quarantine hotel.
They were all transferred to the Special Health Accommodation following their positive test results, where they remain.
Health authorities are now scrambling to figure out exactly how transmission between these two parties occurred.
"Early possibilities as to where transmission may have occurred from the couple to the secondary case include on the flight, on transport from the airport to the hotel, in the lobby of the hotel, or while in quarantine," NSW Health said.
"Currently, there is no evidence of further transmission."
All returned travellers who were on the same floor of the hotel between June 1 and 5 and have since been discharged are being contacted and asked to get tested and isolate at home until receiving further advice from NSW Health.
Staff who worked on the fourth floor of the hotel between June 1 and June 5 have also been asked to get tested and isolate pending further advice.
All staff working in NSW quarantine hotels undertake regular rapid saliva testing as part of Covid-19 surveillance testing.