Virus alert issued for McDonald's, Aldi, Bunnings, IKEA and more

·News Reporter
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An alert has been issued for people who attended busy stores at the same time as people infected with coronavirus.

NSW Health announced on Tuesday that confirmed cases of the virus attended several locations across southwest Sydney, including Woolworths, Aldi, Bunnings and IKEA.

Anyone who attended the venues at the same time as the positive cases has been warned to monitor themselves for symptoms and get tested immediately if any develop.

Photo shows Bunnings in Gregory Hills.
An infectious person visited the Bunnings in Gregory Hills on October 6 between 7pm to 8pm. Source: Google Maps

Woolworths in Oran Park, in the state’s Macarthur Region, was visited several times by one infectious person, including on September 30 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

They were also at the supermarket on October 8 between 5.15pm and 6pm, and October 9 between 6pm and 6.30pm.

A confirmed case visited Prasadi Nepali Emerald Hills, in Raby, on October 2 between 3.30pm and 4pm, and the Emerald Hills McDonald’s on the same day between 5.30pm and 6.15pm.

Photo shows Aldi in Emerald Hills.
Aldi in Emerald Hills was visited by an infectious person October 2 between 5.30pm and 6.15pm. Source: Google Maps

Anyone at the Aldi in Emerald Hills on October 2 between 5.30pm and 6.15pm has been urged to watch for symptoms, as well as those who visited Fantastic Furniture in Campbelltown on October 9 between 3.30pm and 5.20pm.

Bunnings in Gregory Hills was visited by an infectious person on October 6 between 7pm and 8pm, as well as IKEA in Tempe on October 7 between 1.30pm and 5.30pm.

NSW Health has requested that anyone that gets tested after visiting one of these locations remain in isolation until they receive a negative test result.

Photo shows the Emerald Hills McDonalds.
An infectious person visited the Emerald Hills McDonalds on October 2 between 5pm and 5.15pm. Source: Google Maps

A pop-up testing clinic was established at Julia Reserve Community Centre in Oran Park on Tuesday and will be open until Sunday between 8am and 6pm.

NSW Health has appealed to the community to come forward for testing even in the case of mild symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough or fever.

A further seven locally acquired cases were announced for NSW on Tuesday, as well as six cases detected in hotel quarantine.

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