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Coronavirus Australia: Covid exposure alert for Tamworth, NSW, as Sydney list grows


A huge new list of coronavirus exposure sites across New South Wales has been announced, including a pub and cafe 400km away from Sydney.

The Shortland Hotel and adjoining Bottlemart in Newcastle was exposed to the virus over two days last week and were among 54 sites added to the list on Sunday night.

NSW Health have advised anyone who visited the venue during the listed times on Wednesday, July 28 or Thursday, July 29 to get tested and isolate for 14 days. 

The other venues, primarily supermarkets, pharmacies and takeaways, came after the city recorded 262 new cases and brought in tough new restrictions for thousands in hotspot LGAs. 

Several supermarkets including five Woolworths and three Coles have been listed as high-risk sites in addition to a busy medical centre in Sydney’s west. 

Several supermarkets including five Woolworths and three Coles have been listed as high-risk sites as well as a busy medical centre in Sydney's west (pictured, a shopper at Bondi on Sunday)

Several supermarkets including five Woolworths and three Coles have been listed as high-risk sites as well as a busy medical centre in Sydney’s west (pictured, a shopper at Bondi on Sunday)

NSW Health have directed anyone who visited the popular pub in Shortland (pictured) on Wednesday, July 28 or Thursday, July 29 to get tested and isolate for 14 days

NSW Health have directed anyone who visited the popular pub in Shortland (pictured) on Wednesday, July 28 or Thursday, July 29 to get tested and isolate for 14 days

The affected Woolworths are located in Eastwood, Kings Langley, Kogarah, North Ryde and Padstow while Coles in Cambridge Gardens, Kings Langley and Waterloo have been put on high alert. 

The Monfarville Street Medical Centre in St Mary’s in the city’s Covid-ravaged western suburbs was exposed to the virus over four days last week. 

Anyone who visited the pharmacy on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 9am to 5pm must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result. 

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A Bunnings in Narellan has also been added to the list alongside four chemists in Penrith, Liverpool, Campsie and Miranda. 

Several fast food restaurants were also listed as casual contact sites including a KFC in Greenacre, a McDonalds in Liverpool and an Oporto in Sydney Olympic Park. 

A Dominos in Mayfield and a Boost Juice in Chullora have also been exposed to Covid-19, on Wednesday, August 4 and Sunday, August 1 respectively.   

Star Nails Westfield in Kotara, south of Sydney, also featured on the list as the latest in a string of Newcastle venues hit by the virus. 

Latest Covid exposure sites in NSW

Anyone who has visited the following venues during the listed times is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and self isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Shortland. Shortland Hotel and Bottlemart 269 Sandgate Road. Thursday 29 July 2021 9pm to 12am.   

Shortland. Shortland Hotel – Bottle Shop 269 Sandgate Road. Wednesday 28 July 2021 8:25pm to 8:55pm.    

St Marys Monfarville St Medical Centre 85B Monfarville Street. Thursday 5 August 2021 9am to 5pm. Wednesday 4 August 2021 9am to 5pm. Tuesday 3 August 2021 9am to 5pm 

Kotara Star Nails Westfield Kotara Shop 2100, Corner Northcott Drive and Park Avenue. Thursday 5 August 12.55pm to 2pm 

Anyone who has visited the following venues during the listed times is considered a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self isolate until a negative result is received.   

Auburn Central, Corner Queen and Park Road. Friday 30 July 3pm to 5:30pm. 

Bankstown Bing Lee Bankstown Shop 6/173 Canterbury Road. Monday 2 August 2021 2:35pm to 2:50pm 

Bass Hill. Bass Hill Plaza 753 Hume Highway. Tuesday 3 August 2021 2:45pm to 3:30pm. Wednesday 28 July 2021 12pm to 1:30pm 

Blacktown BWS Blacktown Blacktown Westpoint. Tuesday 3 August 2021 12:20pm to 1pm.  

Cambridge Gardens Coles Cambridge Gardens Richmond Road and Boomerang Road. Tuesday 3 August 2021 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Monday 2 August 2021 8:45am to 9:15am 

Campsie Bargain Campsie Shop 1, 124-128 Beamish Street. Tuesday 3 August 2021 10:15am to 11:15am 

Campsie Cinotta Chemist Campsie 157-159 Beamish Street. Thursday 5 August 2021 6:10pm to 6:20pm 

Campsie Hui Chung Chinese Herbs Food Centre 150 Beamish Street. Friday 6 August 2021 10:45am to 11:45am 

Campsie Kims Mart 179 Beamish Street. Thursday 5 August 2021 6pm to 6:10pm 

Chullora Boost Juice Chullora Market Place 355-357 Waterloo Road. Sunday 1 August 2021 10am to 10:10am  

Eastwood Woolworths Eastwood Eastwood Shopping Centre, 160 Rowe Street. Thursday 5 August 2021 5:15pm to 5:30pm 

Fairfield Neeta City Soul Pattinson Chemist Shop G18, Neeta City Shopping Centre. Saturday 31 July 2021 2pm to 3pm 

Granville Granville Cellars South Street. Monday 2 August 2021 6:55pm to 7:10pm 

Greenacre KFC Greenacre 51 Roberts Road. Friday 30 July 2021 11am to 12am 

Greenacre La Petit Spot Cafe 168A Waterloo Road. Saturday 31 July 2021 7:30am to 7:35am 

Haberfield Paesanella Haberfield 88 Ramsay Street. Monday 2 August 2021 11am to 11:45am 

Haberfield San Valentino Haberfield 119 Ramsay Street. Monday 2 August 2021 11am to 11:45am 

Kings Langley Coles Kings Langley James Cook Drive and Ravenhill Street. Thursday 29 July 2021 12:30pm to 12:45pm 

Kings Langley Woolworths Kings Langley James Cook Drive and Ravenhill Street. Thursday 29 July 2021 6:45pm to 7pm 

Kogarah Woolworths Kogarah Kogarah Town Centre, Railway Parade. Friday 6 August 2021 8:35pm to 9pm 

Kotara Star Nails Westfield Kotara Shop 2100, Corner Northcott Drive and Park Avenue. Thursday 5 August 2021 12:55pm to 2pm 

Lakemba Al Fayhaa 137a Haldan Street Monday 19 July 2021 12am to 12am 

Liverpool Amir Supermarket Liverpool 235 Northumberland Street. Tuesday 3 August 2021 9:45am to 10:05am.  

Liverpool Chemist Warehouse Liverpool 235-243 Macquarie Street. Monday 2 August 2021 8am to 8:20am 

Liverpool McDonalds Liverpool 330 Hume Highway. Wednesday 4 August 2021 9pm to 10pm 

Macquarie Fields CTC Macquarie Fields Glenquarie Town Centre, Brooks Street. Monday 2 August 2021 10:55am to 11:10am 

Macquarie Fields Reject Shop Macquarie Fields Glenquarie Town Centre, Brooks Street. Monday 2 August 2021 10:55am to 11:10am 

Maroubra First Choice Liquor Maroubra 48-58 Maroubra Road. Friday 30 July 2021 2:20pm to 2:50pm 

Mayfield Dominos Mayfield 175 Maitland Road. Wednesday 4 August 2021 6:30pm to 6:45pm 

Miranda Chemist Warehouse Miranda Shop 1 Ground Floor/589 Kingsway. Thursday 5 August 2021 7:40pm to 8pm. Tuesday 3 August 2021 3:45pm to 4:10pm 

Mount Druitt. Mount Druitt Fruit Market Shop 2/3, 49 North Parade. Tuesday 3 August 2021 12am to 12am  

Mt Druitt. Mt Druitt Court 59 North Parade Tuesday 3 August 2021 9:10am to 10am 

Narellan Bunnings Narellan Corner Northern Road and Porrende Street. Tuesday 3 August 2021 10:50am to 11:10am 

North Ryde PETstock Macquarie Centre Macquarie Centre, 434-435 Waterloo Road. Tuesday 3 August 2021 12:55pm to 1:25pm 

North Ryde Priceline Pharmacy Macquarie Centre U11, Macquarie Centre Corner Herring and Waterloo Roads. Monday 2 August 2021 3:50pm to 4:10pm 

North Ryde Soul Origin Macquarie Level 3, Food Court, Macquarie Centre Thursday 5 August 2021 12am to 12am 

North Ryde Soul Origin Macquarie Centre Level 3, Food Court, Macquarie Centre. Wednesday 4 August 2021 7:05am to 7:40am 

North Ryde Woolworths Macquarie Centre 2227 Herring Road. Thursday 5 August 2021 12am to 12am. Tuesday 3 August 2021 1pm to 1:35pm 

North St Marys Speedway St Marys 91 Glossop Street. Thursday 5 August 2021 1:15pm to 1:30pm  

Padstow Woolworths Metro Padstow 5 Faraday Road. Thursday 5 August 2021 2:55pm to 3:10pm 

Penrith Chemist Warehouse Penrith 1/457-459 High Street. Saturday 31 July 2021 1:15pm to 1:45pm 

Plumpton. Plumpton Marketplace Plumpton Marketplace, Jersey Road. Friday 6 August 2021 3pm to 3:15pm 

Punchbowl Yum Yum Bakery 1/709 Punchbowl Road. Monday 2 August 2021 8am to 8:10am 

St Marys 7-Eleven St Marys Christie Street. Sunday 1 August 2021 1pm to 2pm 

St Marys Monfarville St Medical Centre 85B Monfarville Street. Friday 6 August 2021 9am to 5pm 

St Marys. St Marys Supa Store 17 Parklawn Place. Monday 2 August 2021 3pm to 4pm 

Surry Hills EG FuelCo Surry hills 475-489 Cleveland Street. Monday 2 August 2021 7:30am to 7:40am 

Sydney Olympic Park Oporto Sydney Olympic Park Herb Elliot Avenue. Thursday 5 August 2021 12:10pm to 12:30pm 

Sydney Olympic Park Plain Folks 1 Burroway Road. Saturday 31 July 2021 2:10pm to 3:10pm 

Waterloo Coles Waterloo 782 Bourke Street. Sunday 1 August 2021 11:30am to 12pm 

Wentworth Point Leaf Cafe Co RT320, 5 Footbridge Boulevarde. Saturday 31 July 2021 8:45am to 9am 

West Ryde Petbarn West Ryde 927 Victoria Road. Tuesday 3 August 2021 1:30pm to 2pm. 

A Bottlemart in Shortland, Newcastle has been listed as a high-risk site, with anyone that attended the venue during the listed times considered a close contact of the virus

A Bottlemart in Shortland, Newcastle has been listed as a high-risk site, with anyone that attended the venue during the listed times considered a close contact of the virus

It comes as twelve more Sydney suburbs will be put under hard lockdown as cases of the highly infectious Indian Delta variant explode in the city’s west.

The NSW Premier also announced on Sunday an unvaccinated woman in her 80s had died in hospital overnight after she was admitted on August 1, the day she was diagnosed with the virus. 

Cases dropped from Saturday’s peak of 319 but there are still concerns about the amount of new daily infections as Sydney enters its seventh week of lockdown.

The twelve suburbs that will be plunged into an even tougher lockdown from 5pm on Sunday are all within the Penrith local council in western Sydney.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian noted during her press conference on Sunday that there was a sudden spike in new cases in the area, which border suburbs in the southwest or west that are already the subject of tougher restrictions.

The suburbs are: Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair, St Marys and Caddens.

The Monfarville Street Medical Centre in St Mary's in western Sydney was exposed to the virus over four days last week

The Monfarville Street Medical Centre in St Mary’s in western Sydney was exposed to the virus over four days last week

Star Nails Westfield in the Newcastle suburb of Kotara has also been listed as a high-risk site on Thursday, August 5 from 12:55pm to 2pm

Star Nails Westfield in the Newcastle suburb of Kotara has also been listed as a high-risk site on Thursday, August 5 from 12:55pm to 2pm

Twelve Sydney suburbs to enter hard lockdown

Claremont Meadows

Colyton

Erskine Park

Kemps Creek

Kingswood

Mount Vernon

North St Marys

Orchard Hills

Oxley Park

St Clair

St Marys

Caddens

Residents must get food or goods and services, and exercise, within 5km from their home and only travel to other areas for work if they’re an exempt employee. 

Of the 262 new cases, 72 were infectious in the community, including 46 for the entire period, despite repeated pleas for Sydneysiders to limit their movements.

There are 362 cases in hospitals across the state, with 58 cases in intensive care and 24 requiring ventilation.

Of the 58 in ICU, five are in their 20s, seven in their 30s, four in their 40s and 17 in their 50s, reiterating that young people are just as at risk of developing deadly side effects as the elderly or vulnerable. 

There are seven people in their 60s, 15 in their 70s and three in their 80s.

Fifty-four were not vaccinated, while three only received their first dose of AstraZeneca and one received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

There are no fully-vaccinated people in intensive care in NSW.

The deceased woman in her 80s was a resident at the Wyoming Residential Aged Care Facility in Summer Hill, but died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital after testing positive to the virus on August 1. She had been in hospital since that date.

Twenty-eight people have died in NSW since the outbreak began in mid-June. 

A Woolworths in Eastwood has been added to a late night list of Sydney's high-risk sites after it was visited by a positive case of the virus on Thursday August 5 from 5:15pm to 5:30pm

A Woolworths in Eastwood has been added to a late night list of Sydney’s high-risk sites after it was visited by a positive case of the virus on Thursday August 5 from 5:15pm to 5:30pm

Coles in Cambridge Gardens (pictured) was exposed to the virus over two days last week on Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3

Coles in Cambridge Gardens (pictured) was exposed to the virus over two days last week on Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3 

Cases dropped from Saturday's peak of 319 but there are still concerns about the amount of new daily infections as Sydney enters its seventh week of lockdown

Cases dropped from Saturday’s peak of 319 but there are still concerns about the amount of new daily infections as Sydney enters its seventh week of lockdown

Ms Berejiklian said 95,000 people turned out for testing on Saturday, while 20,612 vaccine doses were administered.

Of the 262 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 88 were identified in Sydney’s southwest, 21 were in the Nepean Blue Mountains local health district, and 31 are from Sydney.

A further 17 cases were reported in the southeast, 12 are from Hunter New England LHD, three are from northern Sydney and two are from the Central Coast.

One of the only bright spots in the press conference was the revelation that Sydneysiders are still turning out in droves to get vaccinated.

‘We’re tracking well to hit our target,’ Ms Berejiklian said.

‘We’re in the 40s, in terms of the percentage range.

‘We’re keen to sprint, this is a race,’ she added, in reference to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s infamous speech declaring there was no race to getting Australians vaccinated.

'Vaccination is the key,' the NSW Premier said during her press conference on Sunday. 'I can't urge people enough to come forward and get vaccinated.'

‘Vaccination is the key,’ the NSW Premier said during her press conference on Sunday. ‘I can’t urge people enough to come forward and get vaccinated.’

One of the only bright spots in the press conference was the revelation that Sydneysiders are still turning out in droves to get vaccinated. Pictured: A pop-up vaccine clinic in Lakemba

One of the only bright spots in the press conference was the revelation that Sydneysiders are still turning out in droves to get vaccinated. Pictured: A pop-up vaccine clinic in Lakemba

Authorities repeatedly called on everybody over the age of 18 to get the jab, signalling it is the only way to put an end to crippling lockdowns.

‘Vaccination is the key,’ Ms Berejiklian said. ‘I can’t urge people enough to come forward and get vaccinated.’

Despite cases dropping from the peak on Saturday, Ms Berejiklian warned Sydneysiders not to get their hopes up that they have seen the worst of the outbreak. 

‘Unfortunately a day doesn’t make a trend and cases are still bouncing around,’ she said.

‘A trend is having successive days of a reduction in numbers and we don’t have that yet.’

The NSW Labor Opposition said on Saturday it would support harsher restrictions brought in by the government to try to reign in the virus.

‘The NSW government must hold to the strategy of bringing community transmission to zero or close to zero,’ Labor leader Chris Minns told the Daily Telegraph.

‘If the CHO and NSW government think that more measures are needed, NSW Labor will support them,’ he said.

The NSW Labor Opposition said on Saturday it would support harsher restrictions brought in by the government to try to reign in the virus

The NSW Labor Opposition said on Saturday it would support harsher restrictions brought in by the government to try to reign in the virus

Ms Berejiklian said 95,000 people turned out for testing on Saturday, while 20,612 vaccine doses were administered

Ms Berejiklian said 95,000 people turned out for testing on Saturday, while 20,612 vaccine doses were administered

Those comments come after the country’s chief medical officer Professor Paul Kelly said on Friday that Sydney needed a ‘circuit-breaker’ to drive cases down to zero.

While modelling shows the current restrictions have ‘suppressed’ the outbreak and prevented cases reaching into the thousands, he said the state needed to find ‘new ways’ to reduce infections.

However, what the new measures could be have not been outlined.

‘There is clearly a need for a circuit breaker,’ he said.

‘I’ve had many discussions with my colleague in New South Wales around that.’



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