Melbourne COVID 19: One more Hotel quarantine worker tests positive, new exposer sites named

A Hotel Quarantine worker at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport has also tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was tested on 4 Feb, returning a negative result. After returning to work on 7 Feb, developed symptoms, was tested and returned a positive result.

The individual is being interviewed and a full public health response is underway. DHHS is contacting Holiday Inn Airport workers and others who are considered primary close contacts. All close contacts are required to immediately isolate, get tested, and remain isolated for 14 days.

Initial exposure sites and times include:

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Friday 5th February 2021 –

Marciano’s Cakes: Maidstone – 9:45am – 10:25am –

Dan Murphy’s: Sunshine – 5:50pm – 6:30pm

Saturday 6th February 2021 –

Off Ya Tree Watergardens: Taylors Lakes – 1:17pm – 1:52pm –

Dan Murphy’s: Sunshine – 6:50pm – 7:30pm

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If you have been at an exposure site in the specified times, you are required to immediately isolate, get tested and remain isolated for 14 days.

Exposure sites are being identified and will be published as soon as possible at https://dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks-covid-19…. Testing capacity near exposure sites will be scaled up from Today, with details to come.

For more information on where to get tested, call the 24-hour hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit http://coronavirus.vic.gov.au