Goulburn Hospital Contractor Tests Positive for Coronavirus | Goulburn Post


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Goulburn has registered a positive COVID case, according to the Department of Health. The Goulburn Post believes the case came from a Sydney hospital construction company that worked on the $ 150 million redevelopment last week. The man is now reportedly in isolation, but the Post was told that hundreds of people at the site and in the hospital have been advised to undergo tests. Goulburn MP, Wendy Tuckerman, also confirmed the case. “I’m currently in contact with the local health district for more pop-up testing clinics – more information to come,” she wrote on her Facebook page. The Post also asked NSW Health about their screening procedures for contractors from Sydney hotspots and the tests they are currently running. The COVID test at Goulburn Hospital is available Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (until all patients have been tested) and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Laverty Drive Through is also available in the Seiffert Oval on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Update Tuesday 11am BP Marulan Northbound is currently closed. A spokesman for the store could not confirm whether it was a Covid-positive case. Update Tuesday 10:40 a.m. One Nation’s Hume Regional Committee chairman and Goulburn man Richard Orchard asked how a worker was let into Goulburn from a hotspot in Sydney. “People are walking around like headless guys who are being tested because a contractor has been granted an exemption to work in the hospital,” he said. “That person could have gone anywhere in Goulburn himself.” Mr Orchard knew hospital staff personally who had been advised to undergo a test since the positive case reportedly last Thursday. He said the Ministry of Health of all people was responsible for keeping COVID out of the regions. “This is a major breach of trust and the prime minister should explain how anyone can be stupid enough to allow this to happen,” he said. “Although the regions have fared well so far, we must now treat this as real because the Ministry of Health compromised us.” A Goulburn MP spokeswoman Wendy Tuckerman said she spoke to the Prime Minister this morning and expressed “very real voter concerns” about the arrival of workers in Sydney.




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