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Urgent health alert issued across Sydney as Kmart, Coles and multiple cafes are exposed to Covid

BREAKING NEWS: Urgent Covid alert in Sydney after infected shopper visited a string of venues including Coles, Kmart, a busy Westfield and popular cafes

  • Majority of venues visited by the shopper in Burwood, in Sydney’s inner-west
  • Another venue visited was Costume in Avalon, on Sydney’s northern beaches
  • Fragments of virus causing Covid also detected in sewage plant at Northmead

An urgent alert has been issued by NSW Health after they were advised several new venues in Sydney have been exposed to Covid.

The majority are from venues in Sydney’s inner-west in the suburb Burwood, with one on the Northern Beaches at Avalon.

Anyone who visited Burwood’s Artisaint Café (10.30am-11am), Bing Lee (11.25am-11.40am), Westfield Shopping Centre (11.45am-1.30pm), Kmart (11.45am-12.15pm), House (12.20pm-12.30pm) and Coles (12.40pm-1.20pm) on January 6 is considered a casual contact.

It is advised to get tested immediately and self-isolate until receiving a negative result.

People who attended a number of venues in Burwood on January 6 and 7 have been advised to get tested for Covid according to NSW Health

Multiple venues at Burwood in Sydny's inner-west (pictured above) have been exposed to Covid

Multiple venues at Burwood in Sydny’s inner-west (pictured above) have been exposed to Covid 

Those who were at Westfield Shopping Centre (1pm-2pm), Coles (1.20pm-1.55pm) and the Artisaint Cafe (1.10pm – 1.20pm) in Burwood on January 7 are also considered at risk.

Additonally, shoppers in Costume, at Avalon on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, on December 31 between 2pm and 2.15pm, should also be tested immediately.

The development comes as NSW Health has also revised the advice for the Sydney Marina Dine In & Take Away (Indian and Malaysian Restaurant) at Pendle Hill, in Sydney’s west.

Any patrons who attended that venue are now also considered a casual contact, and must get tested immediately before self-isolating until receiving a negative result. 

In a concerning revelation, fragments of the virus that causes Covid were detected in a sewage treatment plant at Northmead, in Sydney’s west, on Friday.

This catchment takes sewage from surrounding suburbs including Merrylands West, Greystanes, South Wentworthville, Merrylands, Westmead, Wentworthville, Pendle Hill, Northmead, North Rocks, Parramatta and Constitution Hill.

Coles at Burwood (pictured above) was one of the many venues exposed to Covid this week

Coles at Burwood (pictured above) was one of the many venues exposed to Covid this week

Patrons who visited a number of venues at Burwood on January 6 and 7 are encouraged to get tested for Covid

Patrons who visited a number of venues at Burwood on January 6 and 7 are encouraged to get tested for Covid

Covid testing facilities can be found in every Australian state as the virus continues to spread

Covid testing facilities can be found in every Australian state as the virus continues to spread

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