Health authorities say they’ve classified more than forty people as Covid 19 close contacts via a Northern Rivers exposure site.
Two removalists with Covid-19 reportedly spent a night at Chinderah’s Ampol service station last week on the northbound side of the Pacific Highway near the Murwillumbah exit.
The removalists arrived on the evening of Tuesday 13 July and left the next morning.
Northern NSW Local Health District Acting Chief Executive Lynne Weir said in a media release late Monday afternoon the close contacts were all self-isolating.
Ms Weir is reminding the community that all close contacts are required to get tested on days 1, 7 and 12 of self-isolation, and to complete a full 14 days of self-isolation even if they receive negative test results.
Resources at testing clinics in the Tweed Shire have reportedly been boosted, including at The Tweed Hospital; the QML Pathology Drive through at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club; the South Tweed Heads 4Cyte Pathology Drive-through and a Walk-in Clinic at 157 – 161 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads.
Meanwhile, Queensland Health has declared the Tweed Shire an ‘orange’ area as a result of last week’s exposure.