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Covid-19 Australia: Sydney virus exposure alerts for Westpac Marrickville, Maroubra shopping centre

A popular coffee shop along with a busy inner-city Westpac and a beach-side shopping centre have been added to Sydney’s ever-growing list of Covid exposure sites. 

The number of sites exposed to the virus across the city has swelled to more than 300 after NSW Health added another six casual contact venues on Monday. 

In Sydney’s inner-west, they include the Westpac bank in Marrickville between 2.30pm to 4pm on June 21, 22, and 23, and the Alexandria Shell Coles Express on June 26, from 10am to 10.15am.  

The alert also applies to those who visited two eastern suburbs shops inside Maroubra’s Pacific Square Shopping Centre –  Royale Poultry and Baker’s Delight- on June 23, between 3.30pm to 3.40pm.

NSW Health has added new venues to its ballooning Covid exposure sites list. The department on Monday revised the exposure time for close contact venue Black and Gold Espresso in Roseberry (pictured) to 10.30am to 11.30am on Friday 25

The Westpac branch in Marrickville (pictured) has been added to the list, with anyone who visited on June 21, 22, and 23, between 2.30pm to 4pm, considered a casual contact

The Westpac branch in Marrickville (pictured) has been added to the list, with anyone who visited on June 21, 22, and 23, between 2.30pm to 4pm, considered a casual contact

A further two stores in Bondi Junction Westfield have been added to the list after they were visited by a casual contact on June 25. 

The person attended Harvey Norman between 11.20am to 11.30am, before heading to JB Hi-Fi from 11.30am to 11.40am. 

Anyone who attended the six venues at the listed times is a close contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. 

The times of concern for a previously listed venue, the Black and Gold Espresso in Roseberry, have also been extended after contact tracers reviewed information.

Anyone who attended the cafe on Friday 25 June between 10.30am to 11.30am is now considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.  

Those who visited First Choice Liquor in Maroubra are advised to monitor for symptoms, get tested if they develop, and isolate until receiving a negative result.

An alert has also been issued for Royale Poultry and Baker's Delight, in Maroubra's Pacific Square Shopping Centre (pictured), for those who visited the businesses on June 23, between 3.30pm to 3.40pm

An alert has also been issued for Royale Poultry and Baker’s Delight, in Maroubra’s Pacific Square Shopping Centre (pictured), for those who visited the businesses on June 23, between 3.30pm to 3.40pm

The Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi stores inside Bondi Junction Westfield (pictured) were also added as exposure sites on Monday

The Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi stores inside Bondi Junction Westfield (pictured) were also added as exposure sites on Monday

Earlier on Monday, seven new venues were added to the list, including a Domino’s Pizza store, a popular pub and another Coffee shop. 

The state’s health department also flagged a petrol station, a Woolworths, a Bunnings hardware store and a Coles Express.

The venues are spread throughout Sydney from the outer western suburbs to the Inner West and the Covid-ravaged east. 

It comes as NSW recorded 18 new locally-acquired infections on Monday, bringing the spiralling Bondi cluster 130 cases on the second day Greater Sydney’s two-week lockdown.   

Latest Covid-19 exposure sites in New South Wales: 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

– Merrylands ​Domino’s Pizza. ​246 Merrylands Road, ​Monday 21 June between 6.20pm – 6.50pm.

– ​Macquarie Fields ​Glenquarie Hotel. ​Harold Street and Victoria Street, ​Tuesday 22 June between 5pm – 11.30pm. Wednesday 23 June between 5pm – 11.30pm and Thursday 24 June between 5pm – 11.30pm.

– ​Rosebery ​Black and Gold Espresso. ​29-33 Epsom Road, ​Friday 25 June, between 10.30am – 11.30am

Anyone who attended the following venues at the listed times is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. 

– Pagewood ​Shell Coles Express. ​297-299 Bunnerong Road, ​Wednesday 23 June between 11am – 11.30am.

– ​Macquarie Fields ​Woolworths. Glenquarie Town Centre ​Victoria Road and Brooks Street, ​Friday 25 June between 12pm – 4.30pm.

– ​Hillsdale ​Bunnings Eastgardens. ​140-148 Denison Street, ​Friday 25 June between 4pm – 4.30pm.

– ​Alexandria ​Coles Express. ​562-572 Botany Road, ​Saturday 26 June between 10am – 10.15am. 

– Marrickville Westpac. 241-243 Marrickville Road, between 2.30pm – 4pm on Monday 21 June, Tuesday 22 June, and Wednesday 23 June 

-Maroubra Bakers Delight. Pacific Square Shopping Centre. Wednesday 23 June, between 3.30pm – 3.40pm

-Maroubra Royale Poultry. Pacific Square Shopping Centre. Wednesday 23 June, between 3.30pm – 3.40pm

-Bondi Junction Harvey Norman – Westfield. Friday 25 June, between 11.20am – 11.30am

-Bondi Junction JB Hi-Fi – Westfield. Friday 25 June, between 11.30am – 11.40am 

Anyone who attended the following stores at the listed times should monitor for symptoms, and if they appear, get tested and isolate until a negative result is received

 – Maroubra First Choice Liquor. 48-58 Maroubra Road.  Saturday 26 June – All day

There are now hundreds of venues across Sydney and the rest of the state that have been added to the ever-expanding list since June 16 – when a limo driver ferrying international flight crew began patient zero of the highly contagious Delta strain.  

​Domino’s Pizza at Merrylands in Sydney’s west, became the latest venue added to the list with a Covid-positive case visiting the store on Monday June 21 between 6.20pm – 6.50pm.

A popular watering hole in Macquarie Fields, the ​Glenquarie Hotel, was also issued an alert for several days.

Anyone who was at the southwest Sydney venue on ​Tuesday June 22 between 5pm – 11.30pm, Wednesday June 23 between 5pm – 11.30pm and Thursday June 24 between 5pm – 11.30pm, is considered a close contact.

It’s the same story for the ​Black and Gold Espresso cafe at Rosebery in Sydney’s east, where an infected person visited on Friday June 25 between 10.50am – 11.20am.

Anyone who attended any of these venues during the listed times must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.  

​Domino’s Pizza (pictured) at Merrylands in Sydney's west, was added to the list on Monday with a Covid-positive case visiting the store on Monday June 21 between 6.20pm – 6.50pm

​Domino’s Pizza (pictured) at Merrylands in Sydney’s west, was added to the list on Monday with a Covid-positive case visiting the store on Monday June 21 between 6.20pm – 6.50pm

Mounted Police on patrol at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Monday, June 28, 2021. More than five million people in Greater Sydney and its surrounds have gone into a 14-day lockdown

Mounted Police on patrol at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Monday, June 28, 2021. More than five million people in Greater Sydney and its surrounds have gone into a 14-day lockdown

Residents at Sydney's Bondi Beach, the epicenter of Sydney's outbreak, are pictured getting their essential exercise

Residents at Sydney’s Bondi Beach, the epicenter of Sydney’s outbreak, are pictured getting their essential exercise

NSW Health also issued ‘casual contact’ alerts for four other venues. 

A ​Shell Coles Express petrol station at Pagewood ​in Sydney’s south was potentiallly exposed on Wednesday June 23 between 11am – 11.30am.

Another Coles Express at Alexandria ​in Sydney’s Inner West was declared an exposure site with anyone who attended the venue on Saturday June 26 between 10am – 10.15am urged to self isolate.

A Woolworths at the Glenquarie Town Centre at Macquarie Fields was also added the list, after being visited on Friday June 25 between 12pm – 4.30pm by a close contact of a Covid patient.

Bunnings Eastgardens in Hillsdale, Sydney’s east was the final venue flagged for Friday June 25 between 4pm – 4.30pm.

NSW Health said anyone who attended the these venues at the listed times is considered a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received.

Sydney's CBD is a virtual ghost town after workers were ordered to work from home once again after infections numbers rose on the weekend

Sydney’s CBD is a virtual ghost town after workers were ordered to work from home once again after infections numbers rose on the weekend

Sydney, Wollongong, the Blue Mountains, Shellharbour and the Central Coast are two days in to a 14-day lockdown.

Residents or anyone who has worked in Sydney in the last two weeks are only allowed to leave home to shop for food or other essential goods and services; to give medical care or compassionate needs, exercise outdoors with a maximum of ten people, or essential work or education.

Masks must be worn at all indoor public venues, while hospitality and pubs are only permitted to stay open to serve takeaway.

Households will not be allowed to have any visitors, although there are exceptions for intimate partners that don’t live with each other who are permitted to visit each other’s homes.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said workers and students can only leave the house if they are unable to get educated or work from home.

Ms Berejiklian said about six of the state’s new cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, while more were isolated for part of the same period.

Health workers conduct COVID-19 tests at the St. Vincents Hospital drive-through testing clinic at Bondi Beach in Sydney June 27, 2021

Health workers conduct COVID-19 tests at the St. Vincents Hospital drive-through testing clinic at Bondi Beach in Sydney June 27, 2021

A popular watering hole in Macquarie Fields, the ​Glenquarie Hotel (pictured), was also issued an alert for several days

A popular watering hole in Macquarie Fields, the ​Glenquarie Hotel (pictured), was also issued an alert for several days

‘Unfortunately some were active in the community. As Dr Kerry Chant has told us already, the cases we are seeing today are a reflection of what may have occurred in the previous week and obviously there is a lag time,’ she told reporters on Monday.

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said officials will need to wait ‘at least another five days’ to reap the benefits of lockdown.

‘It is important the community understands that the numbers are not expected to decline for another five days,’ she said.

Meanwhile, several other states are also dealing with their own outbreaks with Western Australia introducing restrictions to the Perth and Peel region after a woman who travelled east contracted the highly contagious Delta strain.

Queensland and the Northern Territory are also battling two separate clusters prompting both governments to impose tougher Covid measures including mask mandates and caps on gatherings.

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