Coronavirus Australia: Melbourne Covid sites include BWS, Woolworths and shopping center

Busy shopping centre, BWS and Woolworths have been added to Melbourne’s disturbing new list of Covid exposure sites as Victoria faces a prolonged shutdown – here’s the full list

  • New sites were listed Wednesday night after 22 new local cases in Vic

A BWS and a Woolworths supermarket are among the string of new locations in Victoria exposed to Covid-19.

The locations were listed Wednesday night after 22 new local cases were registered in the state as residents make it through their first day of the extended seven-day lockdown to stem the spread of the highly contagious Delta strain.

The BWS liquor store in Caulfield North, south-east Melbourne, was exposed to the virus between 3:25pm and 3:50pm on July 15.

Those who have passed the bottle shop during these times will be required to isolate for 14 days regardless of a Covid test result.

The adjacent Woolworths supermarket was also listed at the same time, but those who frequented the store are just casual contacts meaning they have to isolate until they get a negative result.

A BWS and a Woolworths supermarket are among the string of new locations in Victoria exposed to Covid-19. The BWS liquor store in Caulfield North, south-east Melbourne, was exposed to the virus between 3:25 PM and 3:50 PM on July 15.

Anyone who attended Sunbury Square Medical Center on July 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM will also be required to isolate for two weeks regardless of a negative Covid result

Anyone who attended Sunbury Square Medical Center on July 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM will also be required to isolate for two weeks regardless of a negative Covid result

NEW VICTORIAN SITES ON COVID ALERT

Anyone who has visited the following locations during the times listed will be required to isolate for 14 days regardless of a result:

Sunbury, Sunbury Square Medical Center on July 19 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Mildura, Solunar Cafe on July 12 from 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Yarra Trams – Route 109 (Glenferrie Rd & Cotham Rd, stop 36 to, Narrak Rd & Whitehorse Rd, stop 51) on July 15 from 3:20 PM – 3:38 PM

Caulfield North, BWS Caulfield North on July 15 from 3:25 PM – 3:50 PM

Craigieburn, TK Maxx Craigieburn on July 15 from 15:15 – 16:40

Anyone who has visited the following locations should isolate themselves until a negative test result is given:

Endeavor Hills, Shell Coles Express Endeavor Hills on July 15 from 16:38 – 16:55

Caulfield North, Woolworths Metro Caulfield North on July 15 from 3:25 PM – 3:50 PM

Narre Warren North, Australia Post Shop – Narre Warren North LPO on July 16 from 12:05 PM – 12:30 PM

Craigieburn, Craigieburn Central on July 15 from 3:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Bentleigh, Coles Bentleigh on July 15 from 6:15 AM – 6:45 AM and July 16 from 6:20 AM – 6:45 AM

Bentleigh, Fifth Chapter on July 15 from 12:50 PM – 1:15 PM

Bentleigh, Rec Xpress 24/7 Fitness on July 15 from 05:00 – 06:40

Wednesday’s 22 new locally-acquired cases are the highest daily increase in Victoria since September during the deadly second wave of Covid-19 infections in the state, but only six were in the community while contagious.

The state has 18,000 primary contacts and another 10,000 secondary contacts affected by the current outbreak that have been tracked and traced.

Meanwhile, those who visited the Sunbury Square Medical Center in Sunbury, northwest of Melbourne’s CBD, from 6pm-8:30pm in July will have to be in isolation for two weeks regardless of their Covid test results.

The same rules apply to dinners at the Solunar Cafe in Mildura, northwest Victoria on July 12 from 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM.

The locations were listed Wednesday night after 22 new local cases registered in Victoria as residents make it through their first day of the extended seven-day lockdown to curb the spread of the highly contagious Delta strain

The locations were listed Wednesday night after 22 new local cases registered in Victoria as residents make it through their first day of the extended seven-day lockdown to curb the spread of the highly contagious Delta strain

Only six of the new infections recorded in Victoria on Wednesday were in the community while contagious (pictured residents walking in Melbourne's CBD)

Only six of the new infections recorded in Victoria on Wednesday were in the community while contagious (pictured residents walking in Melbourne’s CBD)

A tram service in the city of Yarra has also been put on Covid alert, as has an Australian postal shop in Narre Warren North, south-east Melbourne.

The growing list of exposed sites across the state is bad news for Victorians in the midst of their fifth lockdown.

However, Victoria’s health minister Martin Foley said it was positive that there were so few cases in the community while they were contagious.

“What this means is that our contact tracers and our limitations are working together to defeat this virus,” Mr Foley said.

“That should give us confidence that this process works, and it works because millions of Victorians support it and do the right thing.”

Victoria’s Covid commander Jerome Weimar added: ’22 is a big number. It’s a big number. It may have looked alarming to those who saw the song appear.

“But those 16 out of 22 completely isolated for their entire contagious period is a very good sign that has changed dramatically in recent days.

“I expect it to improve over time. We may even see no one who has spent an infectious period in the community within a few days.’

In the latest 22 cases, five are affiliated with Trinity Grammar School, with one staff member, two students and two roommates testing positive.

Phillip Island is still on high alert after overnight sewer tests again uncovered a potentially unknown infection and locals have been asked to continue testing.

More to come.

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