More NSW venues on alert after Melbourne family's roadtrip

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A family of four who travelled from virus-hit Melbourne to the NSW South Coast have sparked Covid alerts for several new venues.

The man tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. Now, his partner and their two children are among six new locally-acquired cases announced on Wednesday, bringing the latest outbreak to 60 active infections.

It's not yet known how the family, from Melbourne's west, contracted the virus, but the road trip across the border has put businesses in Jervis Bay, Goulburn, Gundagai, Huskisson and Vincentia on high alert.

The Coffee Pedaler in Gundagai and Coles Vincentia were added to the list of venues exposed to coronavirus.
The Coffee Pedaler in Gundagai and Coles Vincentia were both visited by members of the Melbourne family. Source: Google Maps

The original list of exposure sites has also been amended to include dates from May 19 to May 24. Initially the timeframe was from May 23 to May 24.

Anyone who visited a venue on the list below must call NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553, get a Covid test and isolate until further advice is received.

NSW Health has warned that this list could be updated again. This following list is in addition to dates and times already announced. To view the full list, visit the NSW Health website here. For a full list of affected venues in Victoria, click here.

The latest NSW venues and dates:

Shell Coles Express Big Merino, Goulburn: May 19, 1.45pm - 2.05pm

The Coffee Pedaler, Gundagai: May 19, 9.30am - 11.15am

Green Patch campground, Boodoree National Park: Jervis Bay, 4pm May 19 - 9am May 24

5 Little Pigs, Huskisson: May 21, 8am - 11.30am

Huskisson Treasure Chest: May 21, 11.30am - 12pm

Coles Vincentia Shopping Centre: May 21, 12 - 1pm, 22 May, 12-1pm

Anyone who visited the following venues at the times listed must get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received:

Gundagai Craft Centre: May 19, 11am - 12pm

Junque and Disorderly Antique Shop: 19 May, 11am - 12pm

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Melbourne lockdown extended over fears virus numbers could “explode”

Acting Premier James Merlino on Wednesday confirmed Greater Melbourne will remain in lockdown until 11.59pm on June 10.

He said the Indian variant of COVID-19 currently spreading in the community was "quicker and more contagious than we have ever seen before".

"If we let this thing run its course, it will explode," he told reporters.

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"We've got to run this to ground because if we don't, people will die.

"If that happens, it's our most vulnerable - it's our parents, it's our grandparents, it's Victorians with underlying conditions or compromised immunity who will pay the price."

Melburnians will continue to have only five reasons to leave home: to shop for food and essential items, to provide or receive care, for exercise, work or study, or to get vaccinated.

Masks will also remain mandatory, though the travel limit for exercise and shopping will extend from five kilometres to 10.

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