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NSW health authorities are cautioning those who attended recent church and funeral services in Western Sydney.

NSW health authorities are cautioning those who attended recent church and funeral services in southwest Sydney to be vigilant for COVID-19 symptoms.

NSW Health and the South Western Sydney Local Health District believe those who attended some services between 16 and 19 July may have been exposed to the virus.

The announcement comes after a Fairfield woman in her 40s who attended these services tested positive for coronavirus.

The services in question include a church session on July 16 between 6.30-7pm at St Brendan's Catholic Church Bankstown, and a funeral service at the same location on July 18 between 10-11pm.

Visitors to Ausia Funeral Services at Fairfield East on July 17 between 1-8pm have also been cautioned.

There are fears attendees at a burial service at St John of God Lawn at Rookwood pm July 18 between 11.30-1pm may have been exposed.

Those who attended Our Lady of Mt Carmel at Mt Pritchard between 7.30-8.30am on July 19 have also been urged to monitor themselves for symptoms.

COVID-19 symptoms include from fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, loss of smell and taste.

Contract tracing is ongoing and authorities note that symptoms could appear within 14 days following these dates.

Those showing signs of possible infection are urged to self-isolate and undergo testing.

Meanwhile, three schools have been closed after four students tested positive in western Sydney.

There were two students in Merrylands, one in Bossley Park and one in Bonnyrigg heights. Two of the four children are related.

It is understood some of those children may have gone to school while their mother was awaiting her own positive test result.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/southwest-sydney-churchgoers-and-funeral-attendees-cautioned-over-coronavirus/2e4d9eaf-b77e-4479-a6ab-68ae06de9ef5

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