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Superpharmacy at Hornsby in Sydney being boarded up as Chemist Warehouse customer gets aggressive

A chemist is being boarded up in an area of Sydney with some of the state’s highest coronavirus infection rates. 

A treated pine wall was under construction on Wednesday afternoon at the front of the Superpharmacy at Hornsby, in the city’s north, where a wide doorway used to be.

Consumers will soon only be able to access the discount chemist via a narrow, roller door on the side in what appears to be a change to either minimise the number of people inside or keep the public out altogether.

Restaurants and cafes, as of this week, are already restricted to takeaway orders and there is a possibly pharmacists could be next in a bid to stop customers standing within 1.5 metres of each other. 

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A chemist is being boarded up in an area of Sydney with some of the state's highest coronavirus infection rates. A wall was under construction on Wednesday afternoon at the front of the Superpharmacy at Hornsby, in the city's north, where a wide doorway used to be

A chemist is being boarded up in an area of Sydney with some of the state’s highest coronavirus infection rates. A wall was under construction on Wednesday afternoon at the front of the Superpharmacy at Hornsby, in the city’s north, where a wide doorway used to be

In the same block, Daily Mail Australia witnessed a customer swearing at Chemist Warehouse staff after she was told they would no longer be offering refunds under new COVID-19 rules.

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After threatening to take them to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the woman standing next to her teenage son aggressively pointed at a security guard and another man who deals with customers shortly before 7pm.

Bizarrely, she even accused them of breaching the federal government’s new social distancing rules, even though they were both standing still.

‘One-point-five metres away from me,’ she said.

She became even more aggressive when a salesman told her, ‘Mam, just go now.’

‘I’m not being rude. You talk to me about germs on here, tell him to get away from me,’ she said, before pointing into the face of the security guard. 

The woman, carrying a tube of face cream, then used the f-word on the staff after leaving the store in frustration at pharmacies now following the lead of supermarkets and stopping refunds for products that weren’t faulty.

In the same block, Daily Mail Australia witnessed a customer swearing at Chemist Warehouse staff after she was told they would no longer be offering refunds under new COVID-19 rules. After threatening to take them to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the woman standing next to her teenage son aggressively pointed at a security guard and another man who deals with customers

In the same block, Daily Mail Australia witnessed a customer swearing at Chemist Warehouse staff after she was told they would no longer be offering refunds under new COVID-19 rules. After threatening to take them to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the woman standing next to her teenage son aggressively pointed at a security guard and another man who deals with customers

Bizarrely, she even accused them of breaching the federal government's new social distancing rules, even though they were both standing still

Bizarrely, she even accused them of breaching the federal government’s new social distancing rules, even though they were both standing still

By local government area, Hornsby Shire Council had the state’s highest rate of locally-acquired coronavirus infections with five to nine cases, New South Wales Ministry of Health data showed.

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 2,675

New South Wales: 1,219

Victoria: 520

Queensland: 443

Western Australia: 205

South Australia: 197

Australian Capital Territory: 44

Tasmania: 42 

Northern Territory: 5

TOTAL CASES:  2,675

DEAD: 11

It was equal to City of Sydney council. 

By health service region, northern Sydney has the second highest rate of coronavirus infections with 21.86 cases for every 1,000 residents.

Only Sydney’s south-east had more cases with 30.45 cases for every 1,000 people who lived there in an area which contains a larger number of beachside backpacker hostels.

The number of cases in NSW surged overnight by 190 to 1,219, making by far the state with Australia’s highest number of COVID-19 cases 

Demand is now so strong for pharmaceuticals that Superpharmacy has suspended their website until Friday.

‘We have taken our website down temporarily to make preparations for ongoing COVID operational and control issues,’ it said.

‘At this time we are not taking any new website, email or phone orders.

‘Due to the large number of emails we may not get back to you immediately but we will respond to all emails as soon as possible.’ 

Daily Mail Australia asked Superpharmacy why the front of its Hornsby store was being boarded up.

By health service region, northern Sydney has the second has rate of coronavirus infections had 21.86 cases for every 1,000 residents

By health service region, northern Sydney has the second has rate of coronavirus infections had 21.86 cases for every 1,000 residents

Demand is now so strong for pharmaceuticals that Superpharmacy has suspended their website

Demand is now so strong for pharmaceuticals that Superpharmacy has suspended their website

By local government area, Hornsby Shire Council had the state's highest rate of locally-acquired coronavirus infections with five to nine cases, New South Wales Ministry of Health data showed

By local government area, Hornsby Shire Council had the state’s highest rate of locally-acquired coronavirus infections with five to nine cases, New South Wales Ministry of Health data showed

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