Saturday, September 18, 2021

Victoria’s list of Covid exposure sites goes beyond 350

Six new local COVID-19 cases were recorded today, bringing the cluster in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs to 60. Victorian authorities will provide their COVID-19 update at 12pm.
Victoria’s list of exposure sites has ballooned to more than 350, complicating the fast-looming decision whether to end Victoria’s seven-day lockdown tomorrow night.
Coles Spencer Street in Docklands has also been marked as a Tier One site, with a case attending the supermarket on May 30 between 12pm and 1pm.
Officeworks at the QV Centre in the CBD has been listed as a Tier Two site for the same day.
COVID-19 testing commander Jeroen Weimar said some Melbourne shopping centres were venues of most concern and transmission may have occurred through “very fleeting contact”.
Craigieburn Central, Bay Street in Port Melbourne, Clarendon Street in South Melbourne, Epping Plaza, Epping North Shops and Broadway Reservoir were cited as areas of most concern.
“If you are a user of the shopping centres, if you have been around the shopping centres in the last two weeks, I would really encourage you to come forward and get tested,” Mr Weimar said.
“We are concerned about evidence of about four or five instances we’ve now seen where we have seen transmission between people with very fleeting contact.”
Exposure sites have also grown in regional Victoria after a man travelled to NSW and then returned to Melbourne on May 24, with BP petrol stations in Glenrowan and Euroa listed as areas of concern.
A number of locations in the regional coastal town of Anglesea have also been listed, including the local IGA store on May 25 and 27.
The Anglesea Golf Club has been marked as a Tier One site requiring anyone who visited on May 25 between 6pm and 7.30pm to get tested and isolate for 14 days.

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