Some of Australia’s most popular retail outlets are among the latest exposure sites in Sydney’s coronavirus outbreak.
Bunnings, Kmart, McDonald’s, Coles and Woolworths outlets have all been listed.
Meanwhile, thousands of people are listed as close contacts after a person spent a day at IKEA in Tempe while infectious.
Anyone who attended the following venue at the times listed is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:
Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:
NSW Health said the fragments had been found in the Boronia Park catchment, which takes in Melrose Park, Carmellia, Northmead, Constitution Hill, North Parramatta, Telopea, Denistone, Denistone West, Dundas Valley, Dundas, Carlingford, Oatlands, North Rocks, Ermington, Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, Rydalmere, Winston Hills, Woolwish, Huntleys Point, Huntleys Cove, Henley, East Ryde, Meadowbank, Gladesville, Tennyson Point, Putney, Hunters Hill, Denistone East, Ryde, Eastwood and West Ryde.
In a statement, NSW Health said “this is the first detection at this site and NSW Health is not aware of recently diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in this area”.
People in these regions are urged to be especially vigilant for any potential symptoms and get tested if any manifest.
Coronavirus has also been detected in sewage at the Bateau Bay treatment plant, and the Port Kembla treatment plant.