CWH, Pharmacy 777 on watch list

Pharmacies are on the list of places visited by a man with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in WA

WA Health has confirmed that a security guard working at a quarantine hotel has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The guard, a man in his 20s, worked at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on Tuesday 26 January and Wednesday 27 January, when he could have acquired the infection, and was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, the state’s Health Department said Sunday.

“This indicates that the guard likely acquired the infection while at the hotel. Exactly how the infection was acquired remains under investigation,” the Department said.

“He developed symptoms on Thursday 28 January and phoned in sick and did not go to work at the quarantine facility.

“COVID-19 was detected following the man’s mandatory day seven swab.

“He had tested negative for COVID-19 on January Friday 15, January Sunday 17 and Saturday January 23.”

The Department confirmed that the man has contracted the UK B.1.1.7. variant strain of the disease.

He was believed to have been infectious when he attended a number of locations around Perth in late January.

The locations include the Chemist Warehouse on Fitzgerald Street, North Perth, on January 29 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm; and the Pharmacy 777 at Maylands Park Shopping Centre on January 30, from 2.30pm to 4pm.

More locations include a Coles, a 7-Eleven, Edith Cowan University, the Nedlands Family Practice at Broadway Fair Shopping Centre and the Perth Convention Centre.

Anyone who was at these locations during the specified times is urged to attend a COVID-19 clinic for testing and remain in quarantine while awaiting the test result.

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