Here’s what you need to know this morning.

New venue COVID-19 warning

The XOPP restaurant in Haymarket has been added to the list of exposure sites.(

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NSW Health has identified a new venue of concern as part of its investigation into two COVID-19 cases.

Anyone who attended the XOPP restaurant in Haymarket in inner Sydney on Wednesday, April 28 between 1:30pm and 2:30pm has been asked to get tested immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received.

A man in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and his wife tested positive yesterday.

NSW Health has also updated its advice on some of the venues visited by the man with full details to be found on its website.

Outbreak unlikely to be like northern beaches

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Mary-Louise McLaws says the two cases are unlikely to cause a superspreading event.(

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The current outbreak of COVID-19 in Sydney is unlikely to become a “superspreading event” but the “missing link” remains a worry, an expert has warned. 

Contact tracers are scrambling to identify how a man in his 50s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs contracted COVID-19. 

University of NSW epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws said while the “missing link” was worrying, she didn’t believe it would become “a superspreading event”.

“I don’t see it being like the northern beaches.”

Jarryd Hayne behind bars

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Jarryd Hayne will spend at least three years and eight months in prison.(

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Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has spent his first night in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 2018.

From prodigious rugby league star to a convicted sex offender, the contrast between Hayne’s former life and his new reality could not be starker.

Prior to the dramatic fall from grace, Hayne was a lauded Parramatta Eels fullback and dual Dally M medallist.

Hayne was yesterday jailed for five years, nine months for sexually assaulting a woman in Newcastle.

Flooding along Nepean River

Cows stand in floodwaters in Sydney’s south west.(

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The State Emergency Service says minor flooding is impacting Menangle in Sydney’s south-west as the Nepean River continues to rise after heavy rainfall.

The river is expected to reach 6.40 metres at the Menangle Bridge by 3:00pm today.

Residents of low lying areas near the river or major stormwater drains in the Camden and Wollondilly Council areas should keep an active watch on the floodwaters.

Farmers should take action to protect pumps, other equipment and livestock and prepare for stock relocation prior to road closures.

School stabbing

A 14-year-old boy will face the Children’s Court today over a school stabbing that left a 16-year-old student in hospital.

Police were called to Glenmore High School in western Sydney at lunchtime yesterday after a Grade eleven student was stabbed in the stomach and the back.

He is now in a stable condition in Westmead Hospital.

Police say the alleged attack was the culmination of an ongoing dispute between students at the school.

The 14-year-old student has been charged with two counts of wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was refused bail.

Landslide on highway

Long delays are expected on the Great Western Highway at Mount Victoria due to a landslide between Victoria Falls Road and Harley Avenue.

Traffic in both directions is building and motorists are expected to face significant delays during peak periods.

If possible, motorists should avoid the area or allow plenty of extra travel time.