New venues under Covid alert as virus spreads outside of Sydney

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·2-min read

Two churches and several shopping centres are the among the latest venues to be exposed to Covid-19, as the virus spreads south of Sydney.

Three cases were recorded in the reporting period to 8pm on Monday night - all linked to the Northern Beaches cluster.

However Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Tuesday a case has since been located in Wollongong.

“I am not ruling out they are linked to the Avalon cluster, the case from Wollongong had been in Sydney, but until those links are established all of us in Greater Sydney must be on high alert,” she said.

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St Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church (left) and Figtree Grove Shopping Centre have both been exposed to the virus. Source: Google Maps

Churches, shopping centres exposed to virus

As a result of the new case, several venues have been identified by NSW Health as being exposed to the virus.

Two churches in Wollongong were visited by an infected person on Sunday December 27.

People that attended St Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday from 9am to 10.15am, and The Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday from 10.30am to 11am must get tested immediately and self-isolate until they receive further advice from NSW Health.

Anyone who visited Figtree Grove Shopping Centre, Pittwater Place shopping centre and Wollongong Central at certain times between December 21 and December 24 is considered a casual contact and must get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Figtree Grove Shopping Centre: Monday 21 December 12.30pm-1.30pm, Wednesday 23 December 8.45am-9am, Thursday 24 December 6.45am-9.30am.

Proust Optical in Figtree Grove Shopping Centre: Monday 21 December 9.30am-5pm, Wednesday 23 December 9.30am-2pm.

Pittwater Place: All day on the following dates: Sunday 13 December, Monday 14 December, Tuesday 15 December, Wednesday 16 December, Thursday 17 December, Friday 18 December, Saturday 19 December.

Wollongong Central: Wednesday 23 December 3.30pm-4pm.

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