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Sydney hospitals on ‘red alert’ as more than 600 NSW health workers in isolation over Covid case contact

A new Covid visitor ban at some NSW hospitals sparks fears pregnant women will be forced to give birth without their partner or support person

Hundreds of health workers have been forced to isolate after being deemed close contacts of an unvaccinated student nurse who worked across two Sydney hospitals while infectious with Covid-19, wreaking havoc on staffing levels.

As hospitals in greater Sydney were placed on ‘red alert’ due to the latest Covid outbreak, restrictions on visitors triggered alarm among expectant mothers.

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