Coronavirus: Thousands of Hunter residents tested after Hotel Jesmond, Wallsend Diggers and Lambton Park Hotel deep cleaned after Sydney patron tests positive for COVID

Anita Beaumont
Matt Carr
Updated April 15 2021 - 12:16am, first published August 4 2020 - 8:07am
Temporary closure: Hotel Jesmond underwent a deep clean after a 20 year old patron visiting from Sydney tested positive for COVID-19. He attended the premises on July 29 between 7pm and 9pm. Picture: Simone De Peak
Temporary closure: Hotel Jesmond underwent a deep clean after a 20 year old patron visiting from Sydney tested positive for COVID-19. He attended the premises on July 29 between 7pm and 9pm. Picture: Simone De Peak

COVID testing clinics throughout the Hunter were "slammed" on Monday as thousands of residents raced to get tested following the closure of three local venues for deep cleaning.

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Anita Beaumont

Anita Beaumont

Journalist

Anita Beaumont is a health and general news reporter at the Newcastle Herald.

Matt Carr

Matt Carr

Newcastle Herald deputy editor

Matt began his Newcastle Herald career as a cadet in 2009. He is a Walkley nominated reporter who has covered councils, police and general news rounds across the Upper Hunter, Port Stephens, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Newcastle. Now his focus is on digital storytelling and breaking news.

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