Woolworths, IGA and IKEA stores among latest Covid exposure sites

·News Reporter
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NSW exposure sites ballooned once again overnight as health authorities desperately try to get to grips with Sydney's daunting Covid-19 outbreak.

Of particular concern is the Raw Coffee Bar in Belmore in the inner-west where an infectious worker spent 10 days at the premises from July 7 to July 16.

Anyone who visited the coffee shop during the listed times must isolate for 14 days and seek testing immediately. 

Ten new bus route in the city's west are listed as close contact exposure routes.

There is also a raft of new casual contact exposure sites, including Kmart at Glebe's Broadway. Anyone who visited between 3.40pm and 4.25pm on July 8 and 6.45pm and 7pm on the same day must isolate.

IGA in Dulwich Hill, Woolworths in Merrylands and Ikea in Marsden Park are also included on the ever-growing list of exposure sites.

A Woolworths and IKEA are among the latest additions to NSW's exposure sites. Source: NSW Health/ Getty
A Woolworths and IKEA are among the latest additions to NSW's exposure sites. Source: NSW Health/ Getty

More than 100 cases were infectious in the community over the past four days, a statistic causing significant concern to health authorities as they try and dramatically reduce the spread of the virus around Sydney.

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More than 40 people were partly infectious in the community during the same period.

Sydneysiders wake to tighter Covid lockdown

There were 111 local infections announced on Saturday, prompting Premier Gladys Berejiklian to impose a stricter lockdown which began at midnight Saturday.

"I can't remember a time when our state has been challenged to such an extent," she said.

Tougher restrictions apply to the entire Greater Sydney region as well.

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From Sunday, supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and few other retailers will be allowed to open and will have to operate with 'click and collect' or takeaway.

Construction sites, large or small, will be shut.

All office workers and others working from home should not be pressured to go in to work, with employers to potentially incur a $10,000 fine if they push staff to attend.

Stay-at-home orders have been tightened in Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool with locals not allowed to leave until July 30 unless they work in health or emergency services.

Ms Berejiklian has repeatedly warned infections in the community must get as close to zero as possible before the lockdown is lifted. 

With AAP

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