City Gym owner Billy Kokkinis in ‘complete shock’ at COVID-19 outbreak

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A Sydney gym is at the center of a COVID-19 cluster. 

NSW Health confirmed Wednesday that 15 people who had been at the gym tested positive for the virus. 

City Gym owner Billy Kokkinis is shocked at the development considering he and staff went “above and beyond” to follow “all the procedures and processes”. 

Kokkinis said three NSW Health inspectors visited the gym on Tuesday and claimed it was the “cleanest gym” they had seen so far, the Daily Telegraph reports. 

“You can’t tell me one day that we’re the cleanest gym and then the next day tell me we’re a hotspot,” he said.

“Conversely, they have expressed their applause and gratitude for our extra precautionary measures regarding our Covid safe practices calling us the ‘benchmark’.” 

“We have been in undeviating contact with the NSW Health Department, meticulously following their instruction regarding our Covid safe practices, procedures, and updates.”

“City Gym is an iconic long-standing community gym, and as the figurehead, I pride myself on the transparency and honesty I provide to my members.” 

“We’ve got proof and evidence that we’re compliant.”

NSW Health is urging those who attended the gym at certain times between 18-23 and 25 October to immediately get tested and isolate “until a negative result is received”. 

City Gym has undergone a deep clean and reopened to fully vaccinated patrons. 

NSW recorded 293 local cases and two deaths on Thursday. 

Source: 7 News

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