CCTV captures 'scarily fleeting' encounter that resulted in Bondi COVID-19 cluster growing
...It's a "scarily fleeting" encounter between two people out shopping captured on CCTV that has health authorities in NSW worried.
The state's Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant described it as a "momentary" crossover at Bondi Junction Westfield.
The footage shows two people briefly walk past each other while out shopping " both of them now infected with COVID-19.
Dr Chant suspects two other people were infected with COVID in the same fashion.
"We know that there's been three people that have been exposed on both June 12 and June 13," Dr Chant said.
"In one, we actually have CCTV footage of the encounter and it is basically a crossover of individuals. They are clearly facing each other but it is literally someone moving across from each other for a moment, close, but momentary.
"In two other cases, we haven't been able to, with CCTV footage, look at the exact same crossover point, but we know they were 20 metres [apart], signing in at different venues at the same time or in that area so we suspect they did cross over."...
Premier Gladys Berejiklian added the encounter was "scarily fleeting".
"Literally people not even physically touching each other but fleetingly coming into the same airspace has seen the virus transfer from one person to another," the Premier said.
"That's how contagious it is."...
Other coverage of these events stated that it was the Delta variant, also that Australia has excellent contact tracing capabilities.