Coronavirus Australia: Coronavirus fragments detected in Byron Bay sewage 700km from Sydney

Worrying detection of coronavirus in sewage 700km from Sydney in area with ZERO known cases putting 19,000 on alert – as even more high risk exposure sites are revealed

Coronavirus fragments have been detected in sewage 700km from Sydney in Byron Bay – an area with zero cases of the virus – as even more venues are added to the city’s ever-expanding list of exposure sites. 

NSW Health issued the alert on Thursday evening after the particles were discovered at the sewage treatment plant in the coastal town.  

The catchment area services around 19,000 people in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise and Broken Head putting thousands of residents on high alert. 

There are currently no known cases of Covid-19 in these areas with the detection of virus fragments coming as great concern to health authorities. 

Coronavirus fragments have been detected at the sewage treatment plant in Byron Bay, a costal town 700km from Sydney

The catchment area services around 19,000 people in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise and Broken Head putting thousands of residents on high alert

The catchment area services around 19,000 people in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise and Broken Head putting thousands of residents on high alert

Latest Covid exposure sites in NSW

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. 

Croydon Park Lebanese Bakery and International Food 125 Georges River Road. Wednesday 14 July 9:05am to 9:20am

Croydon Park BP Croydon Park 236-240 Georges River Road. Friday 16 July 4:50pm to 5:05pm

Lakemba Hamze Supermarket 124 Haldon St. Saturday 17 July 11:45am to 12:00pm

Belrose Woolworths Glenrose. Glenrose Village Shopping Centre, 56-58 Glen Street. Monday 19 July 5:55am to 6:00pm Tuesday 20 July 7.00am to 4:00pm

Green Valley Polla’s Market 193 Wilson Road. Monday 19 July 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Parramatta Chemist Warehouse 202-208 Church Street. Monday 19 July 3:45pm to 12:00am

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Wetherill Park Woolworths 561-583 Polding Street. Monday 12 July 8:30pm to 5:45pm

Harris Park Shri Refreshment Bar 53C Wigram Street. Wednesday 14 July 6:00pm to 6:15pm

Bonnyrigg Big W 100 Bonnyrigg Avenue. Saturday 17 July 1:35pm to 3:45pm

Roselands Aldi Roselands Shopping Centre, 14 Roselands Avenue. Saturday 17 July 10:00am to 11:00am

Burwood Coles Westfield Burwood, 100 Burwood Road. Monday 19 July 11:45am to 12:20pm

Belrose Glenrose Village Shopping Centre 56-58 Glen Street. Tuesday 20 July 6:50am to 1:30pm. Wednesday 21 July 6:50am to 2:30pm

Thousands of residents have been asked to especially vigilant for symptoms, and if they appear to immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. 

Meanwhile twelve new venues have been added to Sydney’s expanding list of exposure sites, after the city recorded a chilling 124 new cases on Thursday. 

The 124 cases were detected from 85,185 tests to 8pm on Wednesday night, the most conducted in a single 24-hour period in the state during the entire pandemic.

Two venues have in Croydon, in the city’s inner-west, have been declared as high-risk sites, the Lebanese Bakery and International Food store and a BP petrol station. 

A public health warning has also been issued for the Hamze Supermarket in the Covid-ravaged suburb of Lakemba in the city’s south-west. 

Any shoppers who visited the Glenrose Woolworths in Belrose on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Monday, July 19 from 5:55am to 6:00pm or Tuesday, July 20 from 7:00am to 4:00pm is now considered a close contact of the virus. 

Anyone who visited the store has been urged to get tested and isolate for two weeks, regardless of the result. 

The same advice applies for any residents who visited Polla’s Market in Green Valley on Monday, July 19 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm or Chemist Warehouse in Parramatta on the same day from 3:45pm to 12:00am.  

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Greater Sydney is nearing a month in lockdown, with the current status to remain until the previously announced July 30 cut-off – which is all but certain to be extended again.  

More to come. 

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