Coronavirus: Sydney reports new community case of COVID-19, Kiwis warned to check location list

New South Wales (NSW) health officials have reported three new cases of COVID-19 in Sydney.

Two had previously been announced, but the third - and newest - is a man in his 50s who had "very fleeting contact" with an air crew driver who tested positive earlier this week, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

The contact is believed to have happened at Myer Bondi Junction, a department store. CCTV footage showed them on the same floor, the Australian Financial Review reported

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the new case has the infectious and deadlier Delta variant of the virus. All of his contacts have tested negative and are in isolation, officials said. 

Berejiklian said masks should now be worn while out in public for at least the next five days.

"For the next five days we want everybody to wear masks on public transport to make sure that if the virus is circulating it doesn't spread on public transport."

A second case in the city's northwest is yet to be confirmed, but is being included "out of an abundance of caution", Berejiklian said. His household contacts have all tested negative, and he has no known links to previously known cases. 

The third was a woman in her 70s who lives in Sydney's inner west, also linked to the air crew driver. 

NSW updates its tally each day based on cases found up until 8pm the day before, so has only added two to its official tally of 30,302. The man in his 50s will be included in Saturday's figures. 

So far there have been 910 deaths due to COVID-19 recorded in the state. 

There are around 160 locations of interest across not just NSW but also Queensland and Victoria, the New Zealand Ministry of Health said on Friday afternoon, saying anyone here who was at any of them to call Healthline, get tested and self-isolate. 

NSW reported another nine cases at the border.