Coronavirus cluster linked to Sydney pub trivia night

Dozens of COVID-19 cases have emerged from a pub trivia night in Sydney's inner west. New South Wales health authorities say 44 people have tested positive to coronavirus after attending the event at the Oxford Tavern in Petersham on November 30. It has not been determined if the pub goers have the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus or the Delta strain. READ MORE: Woman dies after car washed away in Brisbane flood Anyone there that day between 4pm and 10.30pm is considered a close contact. Staff from the pub are also getting tested. The pub will be closed for cleaning until Saturday. Under the NSW isolation rules fully-vaccinated close contacts can leave isolation if they have had a negative test on or after December 6 but need to undergo a further test on December 12. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FSydneyLHD%2Fposts%2F275476257955021&show_text=true&width=500"If you have not been fully vaccinated, please remain in iso..

Dozens of COVID-19 cases have emerged from a pub trivia night in Sydney's inner west.

New South Wales health authorities say 44 people have tested positive to coronavirus after attending the event at the Oxford Tavern in Petersham on November 30.

It has not been determined if the pub goers have the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus or the Delta strain.

READ MORE: Woman dies after car washed away in Brisbane flood

Anyone there that day between 4pm and 10.30pm is considered a close contact.

Staff from the pub are also getting tested.

The pub will be closed for cleaning until Saturday.

Under the NSW isolation rules fully-vaccinated close contacts can leave isolation if they have had a negative test on or after December 6 but need to undergo a further test on December 12.

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"If you have not been fully vaccinated, please remain in isolation until December 12, and have another test on this date," Sydney Local Health District said.

The pub trivia night emerged late yesterday as NSW Health officials urged fully vaccinated people to get their booster shots as soon as possible.

People need to get booster shots six months after they've had their second jab.

READ MORE: Omicron spread a 'wake up call' as Australia re-opens

The pub alert is the latest major Sydney COVID-19 cluster to emerge in recent days.

Earlier five cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant were confirmed after an outbreak on a Sydney Harbour party boat,

More cases are expected from the party outbreak, with NSW Health instructing 140 people who checked in with a QR code to get a test and isolate.

The cruise, operated by Cadman Cruises, left King Street Wharf 9 at 7.30pm and returned about 11pm, last Friday.

NSW Health said in a tweet: "Operated by Cadman Cruises, the cruise was jointly marketed as 'Flow Fridays – 90s Themed Boat Party' and 'Freaky Sunday Afrovibe: The Last Dance'."

Genome sequencing to confirm the Omicron variant is underway and NSW Health is urgently contacting around 140 people."

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said residents should be "beating down the doors" to get their booster jab.

He was speaking after NSW recorded 403 COVID-19 cases yesterday – a major rise in transmissions.

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