NSW Health has confirmed a traveller from southern Africa who visited shops across Sydney before isolating in the Central Coast has been infected with the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
NSW’s latest Omicron COVID-19 case visited several shopping centres, supermarkets and fast food outlets in Sydney while infectious for two days in the community.
The case is a woman in her 30s who arrived in Sydney on Thursday, before new travel restrictions were in place.
She had travelled to at least two southern African countries prior to arriving.
NSW Health said initial testing “strongly indicates” she had the Omicron variant and confirmed their findings on Tuesday evening.
The woman, who is fully vaccinated, arrived in Sydney on flight QR908 from Doha and travelled by private car to the Central Coast.