Testing is ramping up across the Central West after a teenager who tested positive to COVID-19 in Sydney had been camping at Nyngan and Broken Hill, before stopping at the Orange eatery Birdie on Sunday.
The man stopped at the Nyngan Riverside Tourist Park on Saturday evening, staying in one of the cabins before leaving on Sunday morning.
He also stopped at the Nyngan BP on Sunday between 9.10am and 9.13am.
Residents who attended the Nyngan tourist park between 6pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday area advised to get tested for COVID-19 immediately regardless of symptoms, and self isolate until a negative test is received. They are asked to be tested again if any symptoms are developed.
The man also visited the Nyngan BP on the Mitchell Highway on Sunday, January 3, between 9.10am and 9.13am. Residents who attended the BP are urged to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they appear.
An additional drive thru testing clinic has been set up in Nyngan at the Big Bogan, with residents lining up to get tested on Tuesday afternoon. The clinic will also be set up on Wednesday morning.
In Orange, the Summer Street restaurant has closed and staff were told to isolate on Tuesday morning after the positive case was detected.
They will need to isolate for 14 days and be tested for coronavirus.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the man, 18, was from Berala in Sydney.
He said he was on a camping trip and also visited Nyngan and Broken Hill, which also prompted a testing push in those towns.
Mr Barilaro said this was an important reminder not to travel, especially to regional areas, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
"They visited the bathroom as well," she said.
"We're closed for a deep clean."
She said the man was part of a small group.
"They were definitely sitting inside," she said.
Health authorities have begun contact tracing.
Symptoms associated with COVID include fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell.
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