Australia Melbourne primary school students in quarantine as Keilor Downs cluster grows

04:45  30 may  2020
04:45  30 may  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Three students are in quarantine after one of their classmates at Keilor Downs College tested positive to COVID-19. Added5 hours ago. Coronavirus: School shuts after student diagnosed with virus. Keilor Downs College in Melbourne has been shutdown as a Year 11 student contracts

The Melbourne student was associated with a cluster of five members of a household who tested Those students , as well as any other known contacts, will enter a 14-day quarantine but their schools have not closed. Professor Sutton said a mobile testing site will be established in Keilor Downs .

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A class of year two children in Victoria has been placed into quarantine for a fortnight after a student tested positive to coronavirus.

The student was in close contact with a person linked to a family cluster in Keilor Downs.

The number of cases linked to Keilor Downs has increased by three overnight to a total of 11.

One of the three new cases included a student from Holy Eucharist Primary School in St Albans South.

The student was at school on Tuesday, May 26 but was not displaying symptoms and was tested on Thursday after being in close contact with a family member from Keilor Downs.

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Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said about 30 students from the primary school were in self-isolation for 14 days.

Holy Eucharist Primary School is expected to reopen on Monday.

Keilor Downs Secondary College is expected to reopen on Monday or Tuesday.

Students from Taylors Lakes and St Albans secondary schools attended a VET class with the Keilor Downs student last Tuesday.

Two other cases linked to the Keilor Downs outbreak are close contacts of an existing case.

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Victoria rose by 11 overnight to 1,645.

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Professor Sutton said an outbreak management squad was on-site investigating.

"The investigation will be ongoing and they will be providing additional training and education on PPE for all of the staff who are supporting that site and they'll look into what has potentially happened here to allow the transmission to occur," Professor Sutton said.

"There will be a thorough review of all processes; how cleaning has been managed; how personal protective equipment has been managed; how all the cases in that hotel are managed.

"The staff there have all been tested so there might be additional cases if people become symptomatic and get retested.

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