PharmaSave worker positive


A pharmacy worker who has tested positive to COVID-19 was wearing a mask while they were working

NSW Health has issued a public health alert regarding the PharmaSave Cherrybrook Pharmacy in Sydney’s Hills District.

It is advising people who visited the pharmacy, located in Appletree Shopping Centre, from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, 6 August to be alert for symptoms of COVID-19.

“Prior to the onset of symptoms, one of the cases reported in today’s figures worked at the pharmacy,” NSW Health said in a statement on Sunday.

“They were wearing a mask during their shift.

 “People who were at the pharmacy at the same time are urged to watch out for any symptoms of COVID-19, and if they occur, to immediately self-isolate and seek testing. 

 “The pharmacy will undergo cleaning and will be closed temporarily as a precaution.”

The announcement comes as NSW Health advised of 14 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm Sunday night.

State premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a press conference on Monday that nearly 50,000 COVID-19 tests had been carried out over the weekend and said the state was still in a phase of “very high alert”.

A girls’ school, a public school and a childcare centre have been temporarily closed for cleaning after cases were linked to these sites.

NSW Health is currently advising all people who feel unwell or even have mild COVID-19 symptoms if they have been to the following locations in the last two weeks:

  • Bankstown City Plaza
  • Bankstown LGA
  • Bonnyrigg
  • Cabramatta
  • Campbelltown LGA
  • Carnes Hill shops
  • Cumberland LGA
  • Fairfield LGA
  • Liverpool LGA
  • Mt Pritchard
  • Parramatta LGA
  • Perisher
  • Potts Point area
  • Prestons
  • Wetherill Park

Meanwhile in Victoria, on Monday afternoon the Department of Health and Human Services released data showing that 19 people had died of the novel coronvirus since the previous day, with another 322 new cases recorded.

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1 Comment

  1. Jarrod McMaugh
    11/08/2020

    worth noting that masks and PPE are like vaccines – they reduce risk, but they aren’t supposed to eliminate it.

    Continuing to wear masks and observe good hygiene practices is still the best thing you can do in the pharmacy.

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