NSW devitt street blacktown apartment block in lockdown covid cases

Six people tested positive for COVID-19 at a Western Sydney apartment block.

Dozens of people living in an apartment block in western Sydney are being forced to isolate for two weeks after positive cases were detected inside the building.

COVID-19 has been confirmed in six associated households in a 50-unit apartment block in Blacktown.

"All residents of the building have been identified as close contacts," NSW Health said in a statement.

NSW devitt street blacktown apartment block in lockdown, covid cases
Today, a unit complex in Blacktown was placed on lockdown after several residents tested positive for COVID-19.

All have been tested for COVID-19, and additional results are expected later this morning with the establishment of an onsite pathology lab.

Police and private security have been hired to ensure the building's safety and security.

"Residents will be safely provided with food and other services, including daily welfare checks, during their 14-day quarantine period. Individualized support services will be provided as needed to all isolated residents "According to NSW Health.

"This situation emphasizes the importance of wearing a face mask in shared foyer or lobby areas, elevators, stairwells, and corridors, as well as shared laundry facilities in apartment complexes."

Today, a unit complex in Blacktown was placed on lockdown after several residents tested positive for COVID-19.
Today, a unit complex in Blacktown was placed on lockdown after several residents tested positive for COVID-19.

"One resident informed us (via mobile phone) that there are five cases of covid spread throughout the building's units on multiple floors. She was notified yesterday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m. She was swabbed and the result was negative "Wilson made a tweet.

In Blacktown, there are 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with the number expected to rise today.

It comes days after Blacktown was identified as one of five problematic local government areas (LGAs) where COVID-19 cases are increasing, with all workers now prohibited from leaving the area unless deemed necessary.