Australia McDonald's closes down 12 stores across Victoria after COVID-19 test
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A staff member at a regional Victorian hospital has tested positive to coronavirus as the state records another 10 positive cases, bringing the total to 1487.Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said a small number of colleagues who had been in direct contact with the worker at Kyabram and District Health Services were now self-isolating.
A delivery driver's positive COVID-19 test will see 12 McDonald's stores close across Victoria.
The driver, who worked for an external service provider, delivered to all 12 outlets and interacted with "a small number" of employees, McDonald's Australia said in a statement.
At the time, the driver was asymptomatic and unaware they had contracted COVID-19.
"Potential close contacts and employees who have worked specific shifts during and after the truck driver's delivery have been instructed not to return to work for 14 days and advised to be tested," the statement said.
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"The Department of Health has identified the truck driver as a workplace close contact of the previously announced Craigieburn COVID-19 case."
The closed restaurants will be subjected to a deep clean and re-opened pending the availability of replacement staff.
So far, McDonald's said, no staff had tested positive to the coronavirus.
Two other coronavirus cases have been identified in unrelated cases at other Victorian McDonald's outlets.
A Craigieburn outlet closed at the end of the week.
Another outbreak at a Fawkner McDonald's has now been connected to 10 cases of COVID-19.
View the list of newly-closed stores below
1. Melton East
2. Laverton North
4. Taylors Lakes
7. Hoppers Crossing
8. Riverdale Village
10. Calder Highway Northbound/Outbound
11. Calder Highway Southbound/Inbound
12. BP Rockbank Service Centre Outbound
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