Alarming new list of Covid exposure sites are revealed including a childcare centre, supermarkets and a string of chemists – as worrying statistic shows contact tracers are fighting a losing battle
- Another 48 exposure sites have been added to NSW’s growing list of Covid alerts
- New sites come after 170 cases were recorded on Friday with 42 in community
Sydney is once again on high alert after 48 new Covid exposure sites were revealed on Saturday morning, with sites spread from the city’s virus-ravaged west to the inner city and eastern suburbs.
Most alarmingly, some of the venues were exposed more than 10 days ago but have only just been added to the list, proving that contact tracers are faltering under the near-impossible task of tracking the outbreak as it spreads.
Among the sites include a number of different chemists – including Priceline Pharmacy and Chemist Warehouse – alongside a childcare centre with times listed from 8.55am to 5.35pm.
Anyone who visited the Kids Guardian Angel Childcare Centre in Lurnea, in Sydney’s south-west between those times on Monday July 26 has been urged to isolate for 14 days regardless of a test result.
The same rules apply to the Jumbo Thai restaurant in Pyrmont from 12.25 to 12.40 on Saturday July 24 and 12.55 to 1.05 on Monday July 26.
The long list of exposure sites come after New South Wales recorded 170 Covid cases on Friday with 42 out infectious in the community.
The new cases prompted Gladys Berejiklian to announce an entire stadium would be set up to help boost the state’s vaccination rates and 1,000 police and soldiers to have been called in to enforce the Sydney lockdown which is now over a month in.
Sydney is once again on high alert after 48 new Covid exposure sites were revealed on Saturday morning
Anyone who visited the Kids Guardian Angel Childcare Centre in Lurnea, in Sydney’s south-west between those times on Monday July 26 has been urged to isolate for 14 days regardless of a test result
NEW NSW EXPOSURE SITES
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:
Pyrmont, Jumbo Thai on Saturday July 24 from 12.25pm – 12.40pm and Monday July 26 from 12.55pm – 1.05pm
Campsie, Alan Lo Chemist on Sunday July 25 from 4.30pm – 4.40pm
Lurnea, Kids Guardian Angel Childcare Centre on Monday July 26 from 8.55am – 5.35pm
Burwood, Sydney UltraSound on Tuesday July 27 from 8.45am – 10.15am
Strathfield, Chemist Warehouse on Tuesday July 27 from 1.55pm – 2.10pm
Strathfield, Bread Top Shop on Tuesday July 27 from 2- 2.10pm
Beverly Hills, LA Donuts on Tuesday July 27 from 12.05pm – 12.15pm
NSW Health revealed that a string of bus and train routes have been exposed to the virus from stations such as Bondi Junction in the city’s east and Strathfield.
A Bunnings Warehouse in Kingsgrove, a Coles in Wentworth Point and an Aldi in Baulkham Hills have also been listed with those who visited the sites during the exposed times urged to get tested and isolate until given a negative result.
More to come.