High-end Sydney restaurant China Doll on the scenic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo has been shut down by COVID-19.
The restaurant is a popular destination for Sydney celebrities and was attended by Karl Stefanovic and a group of friends for a long lunch last month.
NSW Health said it had assessed the risk to patrons and staff after finding that a person diagnosed with COVID-19 dined there while infectious on the evening of Thursday 3 September 2020.
“A small number of patrons and staff are considered close contacts and are being contacted
directly by NSW Health and asked to get tested and to quarantine for 14 days,” a spokesperson for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District said.
“Other patrons and staff present that evening are considered casual contacts and should
monitor for symptoms until 17 September 2020. Should symptoms of COVID-19 develop
they should immediately isolate and seek testing.”
The restaurant is closed on Tuesday evening to allow the completion of contact tracing. Venue cleaning is complete.
The restaurant serves food from China, Hong Kong, Japan and South East Asia, according to its website.
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NSW reported nine new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
Nine were linked to known clusters and three were in hotel quarantine. One case remained under investigation.
News.com.au contacted China Doll but the restaurant declined to comment.