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Australia Busy Melbourne shopping centre added to Victoria's Covid exposure list

17:41  14 june  2021
17:41  14 june  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A busy Melbourne shopping centre has been added to the list of exposure sites in Victoria - as it is revealed two young children have tested positive to Covid-19.

Three locations were added on Monday, including two stores at Spencer Outlet Centre at Docklands in Melbourne's CBD.

The city has just left a gruelling two week lockdown, but many restrictions remain and are due to be lifted on Thursday - but this could be delayed if many more cases are discovered.

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A positive case visited Strandbags at the Spencer Outlet Centre between 12 - 12:25pm on May 15.

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A case also exposed Skechers at the same shopping centre between 12.10 - 12.40pm.

Coles Express Melton Highway at Taylors Lakes has also been listed as an exposure site, with a positive coronavirus case visiting the venue between 10.30 - 11am on May 21.

All three are Tier Two exposure sites, so anyone who visited the shops at that time must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

The state recorded just two new Covid-positive cases on Monday, two young children.

Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley said on Monday one of the children is linked to a household cluster in Reservoir while the other child is a close contact of the case in Melbourne that was picked up at the weekend.

Both children have been quarantined during their entire infectious period so they pose no risk to the community, the Victorian Department of Health said.

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'What these figures tell us, they continue to give us confidence that the system is working,' Mr Foley said.

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The Victorian Health Department also added six locations to the exposure on Sunday night after confirming a positive Covid-19 case visited the locations - they are all Tier Two exposure sites.

The confirmed case visited the McDonald's Freshwater Place at Southbank in the CBD between 5pm and 5.30pm on Friday, June 11.

They also went to Woolworths Melbourne Square on Hoff Boulevard at Southbank between 4pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday, June 8.

The Medibank office on level seven of 720 Bourke Street, Docklands, was also visited between 7.45am and 4.15pm on May 18.

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The  office building at 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank, has also been flagged as an exposure site.

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The confirmed case visited that site between 8.40am and 9.25am, and 4.35pm and 5.30pm on each of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week.

The Boyd Community Hub and its Maternal Child and Family Health Services on 207 City Road at Southbank was also visited by the Covid-19 positive case between 2.45pm and 3.45pm on Tuesday, June 8.

The park play area at the same location was also flagged as an exposure site with the case visiting between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on the same day.

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There are more than 130 venues on Melbourne's exposure list - down from 400 that were listed last week.

Covid fragments have also been detected in the sewage systems of a handful of suburbs, sparking concerns the virus could be in the region undetected.

Wastewater in the northeastern suburbs of Balwyn North, Bulleen, Bundoora, Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Kew East, Macleod, Rosanna, Viewbank, Watsonia and Yallambie are of particular concern.

There are no confirmed cases in the areas, prompting fears there is an undiagnosed infectious case still in the community.

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New venues added to exposure list

The state's health department added nine new venues to Melbourne's exposure list on Sunday and Monday.

They have been flagged as Tier Two exposure sites meaning that anyone who visited the venues must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

DOCKLANDS: Strandbags at Spencer Outlet Centre, between 12-12.25pm on May 18.

DOCKLANDS: Skechers at Spencer Outlet Centre, between 12:10 - 12:40pm on May 18.

DOCKLANDS: Medibank, Level Seven at 720 Bourke Street between 7.45am and 4.15pm on May 18.

SOUTHBANK: McDonald's Freshwater Place on Freshwater Place between 5pm and 5.30pm on June 11.

SOUTHBANK: Woolworths Melbourne Square, Shop 1/10 on Hoff Boulevard, between 4pm and 5.30pm on June 8.

SOUTHBANK: Freshwater Place office at 4 Freshwater Place between 8.40am and 9.25am, and 4.35pm and 5.30pm on June 9, between 8.40am and 9.25am, and 4.50pm and 5.30pm on June 10, and between 8.40am and 9.25am, and 4.50pm and 5.40pm on June 11.

SOUTHBANK: Boyd Community Hub on 207 City Road, between 2.45pm and 3.45pm on June 8.

SOUTHBANK: Boyd Community Hub - Maternal Child and Family Health Services on 207 City Road, between 2.45pm and 3.45pm on June 8.

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SOUTHBANK: Boyd Community Hub on 207 City Road, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on June 8.

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