The dire prediction comes as the World Health Organisation reported mutant strains are already outpacing the current wave of vaccines….
The dire prediction comes as the World Health Organisation reported mutant strains are already outpacing the current wave of vaccines.
A Central Coast resident ordered to isolate after five of their household contacts tested positive to Covid-19 has been accused of making 25 different shop visits in five days while under restrictions.
Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper said the situation was both “mind blowing and disappointing” and had put the Central Coast community at significant risk.
Five members from the same household in Budgewoi tested positive to the virus on Monday, igniting concerns about how far Covid-19 had seeded outside of Sydney.
Two other household contacts were ordered to isolate, but one has been accused by Mr Piper of breaking the rules and visiting a number of sites, now listed on the NSW Health contact tracing website.
Mr Piper said anyone who had visited the sites at Westfield Tuggerah, Lakehaven, San Remo and Budgewoi needed to follow the NSW Health advice.
“The Central Coast situation has led to a large number of people being tested,” he said.
“Please remember to use common sense when moving around the place and get tested immediately if you experience any symptoms. Please stay vigilant and stay safe.”
NSW Health said members of the household, which included the five confirmed cases and the two other people who had so far tested negative to the virus, were being moved to Special Health Accommodation in Sydney to isolate.
NSW police said they weren’t aware of the alleged isolation breaches. NSW Health has been contacted for further comment.
NSW recorded 172 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, of which 60 were in the Sydney community while infectious.