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Yacht club, Fitness First linked to coronavirus cases in Sydney’s east

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Four of today’s NSW cases originated from the Thai Rock restaurant at Wetherill Park, and one is linked to the venue of the same name in Potts Point.

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is the latest venue to close after being linked to a coronavirus case in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

The CYCA closed its clubhouse after a member and their partner tested positive to COVID-19.

"As a result of this news, the CYCA has closed its Clubhouse until further notice, for deep cleaning and for the testing of staff – with the health and safety of members, guests, staff and the community the CYCA's number one priority," the CYCA said in a statement today.

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The CYCA, in Darling Point, confirmed it is working with NSW Health as part of its COVIDSafe plan and will keep the community updated on next steps.

Fitness First in Kings Cross was also closed this week for cleaning after a positive case went to a group gym class on Monday July 20.

The club has since reopened, it confirmed in a statement to

"Fitness First Kings Cross was made aware by the NSW Health Department that an individual who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 visited its Kings Cross club on 20th July to attend a class only, and did not use the gym floor or facilities," a spokesperson said.

The Fitness First gym in Kings Cross was closed for cleaning this week after a case was linked to the gym.

"NSW Health has already contacted those members that have been identified as being in close contact with the person diagnosed with COVID-19.

"Fitness First Kings Cross has followed all the NSW Health recommendations and guidelines in relation to this matter, including providing them with the details of all members who are required to self-isolate as a result of being in contact with the member.

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"Fitness First has been advised that all members who are required to self-isolate have been contacted and no other members, staff or visitors to the club are at risk."

Earlier today, NSW Health said there were 14 new cases of coronavirus in the state.

Six are linked to the funerals cluster in Sydney's south-west, NSW Health said.

Four originated from the Thai Rock restaurant at Wetherill Park, and one is linked to the venue of the same name in Potts Point.

Another coronavirus case has been linked to the Thai Rock Restaurant in Potts Point.

Another case is a staff member of the Apollo restaurant in Potts Point, one patient acquired the virus in Victoria and is in isolation, and the final case is a returned traveller.

There are now 75 cases associated with Thai Rock Wetherill Park, 56 cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel cluster, eight cases associated with Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, and 15 linked with the funeral cluster.

There are three cases associated with Thai Rock Potts Point.

NSW Health has now identified Potts Point in inner-Sydney as an area of concern, and told anyone who lives in or has visited the area in the past two weeks to monitor for symptoms.

People are advised to get tested if they develop even a mild illness.

The Roosevelt Restaurant in Potts Point, just a few doors down from The Apollo, has closed its doors as a precaution.

The Kings Cross Library and customer service centre has also been closed today, and the Reginald Murphy Community Centre will also be closed this week.

These venues have no known links to any COVID-19 cases but have closed as a precautionary measure.

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NSW Health has also issued a warning to anyone who went to Mounties in Mount Pritchard to monitor for symptoms.

Anyone who went to the venue between 12am on July 22 and 3am on July 24; 11am and 3pm on July 24; 8pm on July 24 and 3am on July 25 must self-isolate for 14 days.

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