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Coronavirus Australia: Fragments of the coronavirus detected in the sewerage of Byron Bay 700km from Sydney

Worrying coronavirus detection in sewerage 700km from Sydney in area with ZERO known cases putting 19,000 on alert – as more high-risk sites revealed


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Fragments of the coronavirus have been found in sewage 700km from Sydney in Byron Bay – an area with zero cases of the virus – as more sites are added to the city’s ever-growing list of exposure sites.

NSW Health issued the warning Thursday evening after the particles were discovered at the sewage treatment plant in the coastal town.

The catchment area serves approximately 19,000 people in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise and Broken Head.

There are currently no known cases of Covid-19 in these areas and the detection of the fragments is a major concern for health authorities.

Latest Covid Exposure Sites in NSW

Anyone who has visited the following locations at the listed times is a close contact and must be tested and isolated for 14 days regardless of the outcome.

Croydon Park Lebanese bakery and international food 125 Georges River Road. Wednesday 14 July 09:05 am to 9:20 am

Croydon Park B.P. Croydon Park 236-240 Georges River Road. Friday 16 July 16.50 am to 17.05 pm

Lakemba Hamze Supermarket 124 Haldon St. Saturday 17 July 11:45 am to 12:00 pm

Belrose Woolworths Glenrose. Glenrose Village Shopping Center, 56-58 Glen Street. Monday 19 July 05.55 am to 18.00 pm Tuesday 20 July 7 am to 4 pm

Green Valley Polla’s Market 193 Wilson Road. Monday 19 July 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

parramatta Pharmacy Warehouse 202-208 Church Street. Monday 19 July 15.45 am to 12.00 pm

Anyone who has visited the following locations at the times listed is an informal contact who should be immediately tested and isolated until a negative result is received.

Wetherill Park Woolworths 561-583 Polding Street. Monday 12 July 20.30 am to 17.45 pm

Harris Park Shri Refreshment Bar 53C Wigram Street. Wednesday 14 July 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Bonnyrigg Great W 100 Bonnyrigg Avenue. Saturday 17 July 13:35 to 15:45

roselands Aldi Roselands Shopping Center, Roselands Avenue 14. Saturday, July 17, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Burwood Coles Westfield Burwood, 100 Burwood Road. Monday 19 July 11:45 am to 12:20 pm

Belrose Glenrose Village Shopping Center 56-58 Glen Street. Tuesday 20 July from 6.50 am to 1.30 pm. Wednesday 21 July 06:50 am to 14:30 pm

Thousands of residents have been asked to be especially vigilant for symptoms, and if they appear to be tested and isolated immediately until a negative result is received.

Meanwhile, 12 new sites have been added to Sydney’s growing list of exposure sites, after the city registered a staggering 124 new cases on Thursday.

The 124 cases were detected from 85,185 tests until 8 p.m. Wednesday night, most conducted in a single 24-hour period across the state during the entire pandemic.

Two locations in Croydon, in the inner west of the city, have been identified as high-risk locations, the Lebanese Bakery and International Food store and a BP gas station.

A public health warning has also been issued for the Hamze supermarket in the Covid-ravaged suburb of Lakemba in the city’s southwest.

All shoppers who visited the Glenrose Woolworths in Belrose on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Monday, July 19 from 5:55am to 6pm or Tuesday, July 20 from 7am to 4pm are now considered to be in close contact with the virus.

Everyone who has visited the store has been urged to undergo two weeks of testing and isolation, regardless of the outcome.

The same advice applies to all residents who visited Polla’s Market in Green Valley on Monday, July 19 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM or the pharmacy warehouse in Parramatta from 3:45 PM to 12:00 PM on the same day.

Greater Sydney is approaching a month of lockdown, with the current status set to remain until the previously announced July 30 shutdown – which will almost certainly be extended again.

More to come.

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