EVIDENCE has resumed in a Walcha woman's murder trial after the case was briefly paused on Wednesday afternoon when a new COVID case emerged in Sydney.
Natasha Beth Darcy is on trial in the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney for the alleged murder of her partner Mathew Dunbar in 2017.
NSW Health revealed a new community transmission case of COVID-19 in the eastern suburbs of Sydney on Wednesday, with no known links to hotel quarantine.
The jury in the trial was handed a "comprehensive" list of venues before Justice Julia Lonergan sent them out of the courtroom briefly to contact members of their household.
"I appreciate this is a bit of a task," she told the court.
"At this stage it is very much an emerging situation and we all just need to be alert and not alarmed.
"We have been very lucky this year ... let's hope it can be contained very quickly."
Justice Lonergan said the lawyers in the room had also been given a list of venues visited by the confirmed case.
After a brief adjournment, evidence in the trial resumed.
Darcy, 46, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 42-year-old sheep farmer on his property Pandora in Walcha in the early hours of August 2, 2017.
Her guilty plea to aiding or abetting suicide was rejected by the Crown.
The Crown argues Darcy sedated and gassed Mr Dunbar in a bid to inherit his $3.5 million property after his will was changed to include her.
Earlier on Wednesday, Dr Jane Vuletic gave evidence. The jury heard she conducted the post-mortem on Mr Dunbar after his death.
The trial continues.
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