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Person Who Visited Sydney's Star Casino Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Person Who Visited Sydney's Star Casino Tests Positive For Coronavirus

A person who visited Sydney's Star Casino has tested positive for coronavirus.

Authorities have warned that the unnamed patron with Covid-19 visited the casino on Saturday 4 July between 7.30pm and 10.30pm.

The casino has released a statement Australian Stock Exchange saying they are helping health authorities with contact tracing.

"The Star is working closely with NSW Health to respond to this information, including the conduct of contact tracing which includes staff members," the company said.

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"Since its restricted opening on 1 June 2020, The Star Sydney continues to operate in accordance with its Covid-Safe Plan. The Plan incorporates Covid-safe measures into The Star's existing comprehensive work health and safety procedures.

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"The Plan incorporates spatial distancing measures, and hygiene and cleaning measures across the property including extensive intra-day cleaning and a daily comprehensive clean during a property shutdown between 6am and 10am. The Plan has been developed and endorsed by two independent health experts."

People who visited the casino around the same time are encouraged to get themselves tested and isolate if they feel any symptoms come on.

New South Wales recorded 14 new cases of coronavirus today (Monday 13 July).

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Four were returned travellers, while two were NSW residents who picked up the infection in Victoria. The other remaining eight cases include five who contracted the virus at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula.

Featured Image Credit: Star Entertainment Group

Topics: covid-19-positive, News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.