Two truck drivers, who visited the 7-Eleven at Thornton around midday on Tuesday, have accounted for the Hunter's latest exposure to COVID-19.
The drivers and one employee were reportedly the only people inside the business at the time of the exposure, and the employee has since returned a negative test result, according to Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery, who was notified of the incident on Saturday.
The exposure is considered low risk, however Hunter New England Health has issues a public health alert and urged anyone who attended the 7-Eleven between 12.05pm and 12.11pm on Tuesday, July 13, to get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
Anyone who has experienced fever or the recent onset of respiratory symptoms, including a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, sore throat, or loss of taste and smell, should seek testing immediately and isolate until a negative result is returned.
Hunter New England Health Public Health Controller, COVID-19 Response, Dr David Durrheim, said the risk to the community is extremely low.
"CCTV indicates that masks were worn at all times and there was good social distancing," Dr Durrheim said.
"It is important that we all remain vigilant and comply with current restrictions."
The state recorded 111 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday, at least 29 of which were infectious in the community, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced Saturday morning ahead of declaring stricter lockdown rules for Greater Sydney businesses.
Restrictions in regional areas, meanwhile, are expected to continue as they have until at least July 30.
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