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Two new locations added to NSW virus alert list across Sydney

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The new cases could see the NSW-Queensland border delayed until mid-November as contact tracers work to track the source of the infections.

Two new locations visited by people infected with coronavirus have been added to an alert list by NSW Health.

The news is a potential setback to any hopes of a border reopening with Queensland in early November, with the state issuing a 48-hour deadline for contact tracers to find the source of the mystery infections.

One of the newly confirmed cases attended Ripples restaurant in Milsons Point on Saturday October 3 from 8pm to 10.30pm.

Health authorities say that the details of a small number of walk-in diners at the restaurant during this time were not recorded.

All patrons who were inside the Ripples during this time are considered close contacts and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there, and stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received.

The Mazda Artarmon repair centre has also been added to the danger list.

Anyone who visited the site between 7.30am and 9.30am on Friday October 2 are considered casual contacts and should immediately isolate and get tested if they develop the slightest symptoms of COVID-19.

It comes as contact tracers are frantically trying to track down the movements of people connected to three new cases of the virus across parts of Sydney's west.

Authorities yesterday issued public health alerts for seven different locations after the state recorded its first new coronavirus cases of community transmission in 12 days in three locally acquired infections.

Those locations include Fitness First in Carlingford; Narellan Kmart; Penrith Homemaker Centre; Penrith Guzman y Gomez; Penrith Home Co; Westfield Parramatta and Castle Towers Shopping Centre.

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The three new coronavirus cases appear to be unconnected.

Source: 9News

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