NSW Police set up strike force to find anti-lockdown protesters, 57 charged

NSW Police have charged 57 people and issued more than 90 infringement notices after anti-lockdown protestors gathered in their thousands in Sydney's CBD.

NSW Police set up strike force to find anti-lockdown protesters, 57 charged

NSW Police have charged 57 people and issued more than 90 infringement notices after anti-lockdown protestors gathered in their thousands in Sydney's CBD.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said further charges were expected, as police launch a new strike force to identify "as many people as possible" involved in the protest activity and to track down 3500 "very selfish boofheads". He also said anyone who attended the protest to get tested for COVID-19.

Videos of the protests from members of the public will form part of investigation.

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Mr Elliott said police hoped to identify "as many people as possible" involved in today's protest activity, which contradicted current public health orders.

Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon has condemned the actions of anti-lockdown protestors, after reports police were assaulted.

"Anyone who thinks they can get away with the types of actions we saw will be chased by the law, to the full extent of the law," he said.

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Mr Lanyon said initial reports suggested police officers had not been significantly injured, but based on the vision he had seen, this was the result of luck.

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Mr Elliott appealed to participants of the anti-lockdown protests to get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate "until we know your family and friends are going to be safe".

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"You don't have to be an epidemiologist to work out if this is a super spreader event, we can forget about lifting restrictions next week," he said.

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Cancer treatment centre among latest list of NSW exposure sites

A Sydney cancer treatment centre is among NSW's new COVID-19 exposure sites.

Cancer treatment centre among latest list of NSW exposure sites

A Sydney cancer treatment centre is among NSW's new COVID-19 exposure sites.

Anyone who visited parts of the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Camperdown on Tuesday, July 20 at a range of times is considered a close contact, must get tested and isolate for 14 days.

In a statement, the cancer treatment centre reassured patients that "no inpatient areas are affected".

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"We have taken the most stringent safety measures to contain this as quickly as possible," the statement said.

"We have retraced this patient's movements, and all affected areas have been deep cleaned.

"We have contract-traced all possible contacts during this time frame of exposure, and those affected have been instructed to immediately get tested and to isolate."

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The centre is among a list of new and updated venues of concern released by NSW Health today.

Other venues including a Coles supermarket, a Priceline pharmacy and a butcher.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:

  • Hurstville, Coles , Westfield Hurstville, cnr Cross Street and Park Road on Saturday 10 July from 12:00pm to 12:30pm
  • Campsie , T&L Best Meats , Shop 4, Ground Floor, Campsie Centre, 14-28 Amy Street on Wednesday 14 July - all day , Thursday 15 July - all day , Friday 16 July - all day, Saturday 17 July - all day , Sunday 18 July - all day , Monday 19 July - all day , Tuesday 20 July - all day , Wednesday 21 July - all day
  • Lakemba , Oz Harvest Lakemba Hamper Hub , cnr The Boulevarde and Croydon Street, Tuesday 20 July from 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Camperdown , Chris O'Brien Lifehouse – Ground floor, front hall and lift lobby, 119-143 Missenden Road , Tuesday 20 July from 11:30am to 11:40am
  • Camperdown, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse – 1st floor, blood collection area , 119-143 Missenden Road on Tuesday 20 July from 11:30am to 12:00pm
  • Camperdown , Chris O'Brien Lifehouse – 1st floor, lift lobby , 119-143 Missenden Road on Tuesday 20 July from 11:50am to 12:10pm
  • Camperdown, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse – 2nd floor, Clinic C and D waiting room , 119-143 Missenden Road , Tuesday 20 July from 11:50am to 12:50pm
  • Camperdown , Chris O'Brien Lifehouse – 1st floor, Pharmacy and Day Therapy waiting room , 119-143 Missenden Road on Tuesday 20 July from 12:30pm to 1:10pm
  • Camperdown , Chris O'Brien Lifehouse – Ground floor, front hall and lift lobby , 119-143 Missenden Road on Tuesday 20 July from 1:00pm to 1:15pm
  • Lakemba, Darwich Halal Butchery , 77 Haldon Street on Tuesday 20 July from 11:30am to 11:35am
  • Enmore , Cincotta Chemist , 134-146 Enmore Road on Monday 19 July from 12:10pm to 12:25pm
  • Roselands, Priceline Pharmacy , Shop L25 Lower Ground Floor Roselands Shopping Centre, Roselands Drive on Tuesday 20 July from 3:40pm to 4:00pm
  • Merrylands , Triple 333 Medical Centre, 333 Merrylands Road on Thursday 22 July from 11:10am to 11:45am

NSW Health has also released a list of casual contact venues and public transport routes.

For the full list of new exposure sites and updated times, visit the website.

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