A shopping centre in Sydney’s inner-west has been put on COVID-19 alert after a customer returned a positive result.
Broadway Shopping Centre in Ultimo confirmed on Saturday it had been “made aware” that a confirmed case had visited the centre on Thursday, July 8, from 12pm to 2pm.
“We have been advised that the centre as a whole will shortly be listed as a contact location on the NSW Health website with anyone who was in any part of the centre asked to monitor for symptoms and if they occur get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result,” the centre wrote online.
“NSW Health is currently risk assessing all stores visited by the customer with health advice to be listed on the NSW Health Website here in due course.”
The customer visited stores including Kmart, JB Hi Fi, Coles, ALDI, Harvey Norman and Liquorland.
“The Centre undergoes a full deep clean each night as part of our regular cleaning regime introduced at the onset of the pandemic to assist in protecting our community and will undertake additional measures following the confirmation of a contact,” it said.
Broadway Sydney said it had been advised that the customer was diligent in wearing a mask and checking in at all locations.
50 new infections
New South Wales recorded another 50 cases from over 42,000 tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday, including 37 who were active in the community for all or part of their infectious period.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian again warned lockdown will likely be extended, appealing for Sydneysiders to stop bending the lockdown rules, citing at least two people who police caught holding illegal gatherings overnight.
“The vast majority of those (new) cases – and I can’t stress this enough – are close family or friends of people who have COVID,” she told reporters.
“If you truly love your parents, your sisters, your best friends, please stick to the rules.”
When announcing the tough new restrictions on Friday, the premier said a premature reopening of Greater Sydney would result in thousands of coronavirus cases, hospitalisations and deaths.
The new rules, limiting exercise to groups of two and banning browsing at shops, came into effect as the state’s health department on Friday issued more alerts for retail stores across Sydney.
The new restrictions also permit only one person per household to leave the home for shopping each day, and limit funerals to 10 people.
– with AAP