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Unit complex plunged into lockdown after five residents test positive for Covid in virus-free Manly

Busy Manly apartment block is LOCKED DOWN after several residents tested positive to Covid – raising fears of a worrying outbreak in Sydney’s virus-free Northern Beaches

  • Apartment block locked down in Manly in virtually virus-free Northern Beaches
  • Shutdown triggered by several residents in block testing positive to coronavirus
  • Tenants in five of the 26 apartments in the beachside block infected with virus
  • Health spokesperson said the source of the infection is still under investigation 


Northern Beaches residents in a busy apartment block have been plunged into lockdown after several tenants tested positive to Covid-19.

Occupants in five of the 26 apartments in the Manly Waves Studios and Apartments have already become infected with coronavirus. 

The Covid-infected block is located just streets away from the popular Manly beach on the corner of Pacific and Malvern Avenue. 

Residents in a beachfront apartment block in Manly have been locked down after tenants in five of the 26 apartments (pictured) tested positive for Covid-19

The Covid-infected block is located just streets away from the beach on the corner of Pacific and Malvern Avenue (pictured, Fairy Bower in Manly)

The Covid-infected block is located just streets away from the beach on the corner of Pacific and Malvern Avenue (pictured, Fairy Bower in Manly)

NSW Health officials have declared the unit complex block a ‘high risk premises’, 9News reported. 

Locals said the building has been monitored by health workers since Monday morning to ensure residents do not leave the building.

Tenants are expected to be locked inside the apartment building for a fortnight and have been ordered to isolate and get a Covid test. 

Health authorities are currently scrambling to trace the cluster of new cases and contain a potential outbreak in the beachside suburb.  

A spokesperson from Northern Sydney Local Health District said the source of the Covid-19 infection is still under investigation. 

The cluster of positive cases has raised fears of a potential outbreak in the virtually virus-free area of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 

More to come. 

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