First confirmed COVID-19 case in Bupa Aged Care Australia

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Bupa has confirmed an employee from one of its aged care homes has tested positive for COVID-19.

In an email to employees, the managing director of Bupa Aged Care Australia Suzanne Dvorak, said, "Our thoughts are with our colleague at this difficult time and we are providing full support to them, while also respecting their privacy."

Ms Dvorak said the last time the employee was in the care home was Tuesday 31 March.

"Our colleague showed no symptoms at the time and is now in self-isolation. As a precaution, several other employees who were working with this individual are also in self-isolation on the advice of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. The care home has also been closed to visitors since Friday 27 March, as has every other Bupa aged care home," continued Ms Dvorak.

She said there are currently no other team members or residents in Bupa Sutherland that have displayed symptoms.

"As you would expect, we have already been in contact with our Bupa Sutherland team, residents and their families to reassure them of our focus on their health and safety," she added,