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A worrying late-night Covid alert has been sent out for Coles and Aldi shoppers on Sydney’s Lower North Shore.
NSW Health also flagged a number of other venues scattered across the Harbour City as New South Wales recorded a further 207 locally acquired cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections since the outbreak began last month to 3,634.
Contact tracers are particularly concerned about three venues where coronavirus transmissions had previously occurred, fearing there may be a flurry of more cases to come.
Aldi supermarket at Lane Cove on Sydney’s Lower North Shore (pictured) has been flagged as a Covid exposure site
Repco automotive store at Rochdale in Sydney’s south (pictured) was issued a Covid exposure alert for two days
Anyone who visited automotive shop Repco in Rockdale, Sydney’s south on Wednesday July 28 from 10:15am to 5pm or on Thursday July 29 between 10am to 1pm are considered close contacts and must immediately get tested and self isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.
It is the same story for those who attended The Oaks Hotel in Wollondilly, Sydney’s southwest on Friday July 30 from 12:20pm to 3pm.
A close contact alert has also been issued for anyone who visited Cabramatta Hai Ha Money Transfer, in Sydney’s West on July 25 between 7am to 8:20am.
While the Lower North Shore of Sydney has largely been unaffected by the spiralling number of cases, which have been seen in the city’s west and southwest, several venue alerts now have the area on high alert.
Both Aldi and Coles supermarkets in Lane Cove have been flagged for July 24, with shoppers warned they are casual contacts and must immediately get tested and self isolate until they receive a negative result.
Two alerts were also issued for St Marys in Sydney’s west, with
Easy Script Pharmacy shoppers issued an alert for July 31 and Liquor Stax flagged for July 29.
Earlier on Monday, a long list of other busy supermarkets, two McDonald’s restaurants and a range of bus routes were also added to Sydney’s growing list of Covid-19 exposure sites.
Health experts added several Woolworths stores across Sydeny in Baulkham Hills, Thornleigh, Ryde and Strathfield.
A number of public transport routes have also been issued with public health alerts.
Anyone who was the venues at various times between July 18 and 28 is considered a casual contact and has been told to isolate until a negative test is received.
Multiple Woolworths shopping centres have also been added to the list. Pictured: Woolworths in Baulkham Hills
Pictured: McDonald’s in Warriewood, where a person with Covid-19 went on July 28
Greater Sydney is now entering its sixth gruelling week of a hard stay-at-home lockdown – which was last week extended until at least August 29 – to slow the outbreak’s spread.
The same isolation advice applies to anyone who was at Aldi, Coles or McDonald’s in Castle Hill, in the city’s north-west, on July 28, or Tortuga Adventures in the same suburb on July 24.
A Covid-positive person also went to McDonald’s in Warriewood on the same day and First Choice Liquor in Ashfield, in the inner-west of Sydney.
New Yen Yen Asian Supermarket in Ryde is also on the list of exposure sites, along with Akira Sushi and Woolworths on July 25.
A Covid-positive person also went First Choice Liquor in Ashfield (pictured), in the inner-west of Sydney
People who went to Australia Post Office in Kogarah on July 22 has also been asked to isolate until they return a negative Covid test.
Anyone who travelled on bus 705 in Girraween on July 22 between 6.20pm and 6.25pm is considered a close contact and has been asked to get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.
Health authorities have given the same advice to anyone who was on but 601 from Parramatta Station on July 24 between 9.26am and 9.47am, and again between 8.47pm and 9.07pm on the same day.
Pictured: Women walking along Coogee Beach on Sunday, as the city enters its sixth week of lockdown
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 50 of the 207 newly-acquired infections were out in the community while infectious.
Of the cases found in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday night, 83 were found in the city’s south-west, 53 in the west and 48 in the central Sydney local health district.
NSW Health also announced a man in his 90s from south-west Sydney had died from Covid-19 at Liverpool Hospital. His death is the fifteenth fatality in the state linked to an outbreak of the highly-contagious Delta strain that began on June 16.
There are now 232 patients suffering from Covid-19 in NSW hospitals – including 54 in intensive care and 25 who require ventilation.
New exposure sites in Sydney on Monday
Anyone who attended the following venues at the dates and times listed is a close contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
Rockdale Repco 395 West Botany Street. Wednesday 28 July 10:15am to 5pm. Thursday 29 July 10am to 1pm
The Oaks (Wollondilly) The Oaks Hotel 36 John Street. Friday 30 July 12:20pm to 3pm
Cabramatta Hai Ha Money Transfer 56 John Street. Sunday 25 July 7am to 8:20am
Anyone who attended the following venues at the dates and times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
St Marys Easy Script Pharmacy 38 Queen Street Saturday 31 July 12:30pm to 12:35pm
Lane Cove ALDI Shop 2/2 Rosenthal Avenue Saturday 24 July 1:30pm to 2pm
St Marys Liquor Stax 27-41 Queen Street. Thursday 29 July 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Lane Cove Coles Rosenthal Avenue Saturday 24 July 1pm to 2:15pm
All Seasons Supermarket, Ashfield, Wednesday 28 July, 6.05pm-6.40pm
Woolworths Baulkham Hills, Wednesday 28 July, 4.15pm-4.35pm
ALDI Castle Hill, Wednesday 28 July, 5.45pm-6.05pm
Coles Castle Hill, Wednesday 28 July, 6.05pm-6.15pm
McDonald’s Castle Hill, Wednesday 28 July, 6.15pm-6.25pm
Woolworths Thornleigh, Sunday 18 July, 11.20pm-12.15pm
McDonald’s Warriewood, Wednesday 28 July, 11.45am-1pm
First Choice Liquor, Ashfield, Wednesday 28 July, 3.15pm-3.30pm
New Yen Yen Asian Supermarket, Ryde, Sunday 25 July, 12.35pm-12.40pm
Akira Sushi, Ryde, Sunday 25 July, 12.35pm-12.40pm
Australia Post Office, Kogarah, Thursday 22 July, 1.50pm-2.10pm
Tortuga Ventures, Castle Hill, Saturday 24 July, 7am-6pm
Woolworths Ryde, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, Sunday 25 July, 12.40pm-1.15pm
Woolworths Strathfield, at the following dates and times: Sunday 25 July, 6.05pm-6.30pm; Monday 26 July, 11.50am-12.15pm; Tuesday 27 July, 1.55pm-2.20pm
Anyone who travelled on the following routes at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.
Bus 705, From Joyce St opp Pendle Hill Station to Mandoon Rd at Girraween, Thursday 22 July, 6.20pm-6.25pm
Bus 601, From Parramatta Station, Stand A4 to Victoria Ave before Gladstone Road, Saturday 24 July, 9.26am-9.47am
Bus 601, From Victoria Ave after Carrington Road to Parramatta Station, Stand B3, Saturday 24 July, 8.47pm-9.07pm