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Australia Victoria records two Covid cases after removalist entered from Sydney

03:38  13 july  2021
03:38  13 july  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Victoria has recorded two new locally-acquired coronavirus cases after infected removalists entered the state from Covid -ravaged NSW. An apartment complex in Melbourne is now in lockdown after being visited by Covid -infected removalists who travelled from Sydney . Residents of the Ariele Apartments in Maribyrnong, 8km north-west of the Victorian state capital, have been ordered not to leave the building after the infected group visited on July 8. The complex has since been listed as a Tier 1 exposure site, which means anyone at the apartments from 1pm to 11.59pm on that day must get

In Victoria , three new cases of Covid -19 emerged after a removalist from NSW and two members of a family who returned from Sydney last week tested positive. Late on Monday Victoria Health said a fourth person, a colleague of the removalist , had also tested positive. They departed Victoria and entered South Australia on the morning of 9 July. Households visited by the case for work are isolating and have been tested. Interviews, which are ongoing, are proving complex and challenging.

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Victoria has recorded two new locally-acquired coronavirus cases just days after removalists infected with the highly contagious Delta strain entered the state from Covid-ravaged NSW.

The two new cases were previously announced on Monday afternoon and take Victoria's tally of active Covid-19 cases to 20.

Another local case was acquired interstate.

All three cases are members of the same Melbourne household who have been in isolation having recently returned from NSW on red zone permits.

Meanwhile, an apartment complex in Melbourne is now in lockdown after being visited by the infected removalists who travelled from Sydney.

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Two new cases have been recorded in Victoria as health authorities identify a man who flew in from Sri Lanka as the possible origin of the state's Delta variant outbreak. Acting Premier James Merlino says Victoria remains on track for an easing of restrictions on Friday, with just two more cases being detected in the state's coronavirus outbreak. Key points: Melbourne's lockdown is still expected to to end at 11:59pm on Thursday. Authorities have found a match between the Delta COVID cases and a returned traveller.

Victoria has recorded one new COVID -19 case in addition to two others announced late yesterday. There were 24,470 test results received yesterday, and 14,384 doses of vaccine were administered at state-run sites. Two people tested positive yesterday after returning from New South Wales on red zone permits. One of the cases is listed as being acquired interstate. Yesterday, the Victorian government also revealed a removalist from Sydney had tested positive after returning to New South Wales. They were in Victoria on July 8 and 9, and residents at an apartment building they visited in

Residents of the Ariele Apartments in Maribyrnong in Melbourne's north-west have been ordered not to leave the building after the infected group visited on July 8.

The complex is listed as a Tier 1 exposure site, which means anyone at the apartments from 1pm to 11.59pm on that day must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Resident Craig McLean recalled walking directly past the removalists in the building foyer the day they were there.

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'Obviously it's very, very frustrating as clearly rules haven't been followed,' Mr McLean told Sunrise from his first floor balcony on Tuesday.

'We now find ourselves in lockdown while the rest of Melbourne is out of that state, so it's very frustrating.'

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Victoria 's Health Minister, Martin Foley, said health authorities were made aware of man from NSW's infection late on Sunday night. The man returned a positive result on Sunday after getting tested on July 10. He stayed overnight in Victoria on July 8, before driving to South Australia on July 9. LIVE UPDATES: Sydney records 112 new cases of COVID -19. The removalist visited households for several hours during his visit to the two states for work purposes. A number of residents will now need to quarantine after being potentially exposed to COVID -19. South Australia Premier Steven Marshall

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He feared not all residents may be unaware they've been ordered to isolate for two weeks and may have left for work on Tuesday.

'I heard a bit of traffic outside so potentially that has happened,' he said.

'We could hear people in foyer moving around. Again, not ideal.'

Mr McLean originally thought it was an Uber Eats driver who had the wrong unit when he got a knock at the door around 9pm on Monday night.

'We opened up the door and there was a letter there, so I contacted the hotline for further clarification, where they told me to gest tested and isolate for 14 days,' he said.


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Another woman in the building told Sunrise she had no idea until she found a letter in her letterbox.

Residents cannot leave the buildings unless they getting Covid-19 test or in an emergency.

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The state recorded two new locally acquired cases of COVID -19 and two further infections in hotel quarantine as it entered the fourth day of the lockdown. The two local cases are close household contacts of a previously confirmed case linked to the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport outbreak, bringing the total number to 19. They were detected from 23,950 test results processed on Monday. All active cases of the virus detected in the community so far have been linked back to the outbreak, which began with a family of three returned travellers staying at the airport hotel. The two new cases were already

A removalist from Greater Sydney has tested positive to COVID -19 after visiting Victoria and South Australia.

Anyone who visited been to the complex any time between July 9 and 12 must also get tested and isolate until they test negative.

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The infected cases have also put a Mobil service station, a McDonald's, a shopping centre, a Metro petrol station and a Coles on alert.

It comes after two members of a Melbourne family tested positive after returning from NSW on red zone permits.

Victoria's Covid Commander Jeroen Weimar said three of the family of four from the City of Hume arrived on July 4 by air and the other returned by car on July 8.

They all initially tested negative but two became symptomatic and were tested on Sunday, with the results coming back positive on Monday.

Contact tracers are also on high alert after at least one member of a three-man removalist crew who travelled through Victoria and SA from NSW tested positive to the virus.

Almost 23, 500 Victorians came forward for testing on Monday while another 14,384 rolled up their sleeve for the Covid jab.

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MELBOURNE'S NEW COVID EXPOSURE SITES

Tier 1: Get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days from exposure

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Ballan: Mobil Ballan (westbound) - 08/07/21, 5pm - 7pm

Ballan: McDonald's Ballan (westbound) - 08/07/21, 5pm - 7pm

Craigieburn: Coles in Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre - 10/07/21, 5.28pm - 6.38pm

Maribyrnong: Ariele Apartments (anyone present) - 08/07/21, 1pm - 11.59pm

Tier 2: Get tested urgently and isolate until you have a negative result

Maribyrnong: Ariele Apartments - July 9, 10, 11 and 12, 12am - 11.59pm

Broadmeadows: Metro Petroleum - 11/07/21, 1.19pm - 2.04pm

Qantas flight QF1542: Launceston to Melbourne - 02/07/21, 10.15am - 11.20am

Tier 3: Monitor for symptoms

Craigieburn: Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre - 10/07/21, 5.28pm - 6.38pm

Another family from Whittlesea in Melbourne's north who had contact with the Covid-infected removalist has so far tested negative.

They relocated to Victoria from interstate and tested negative on July 9.

Contact tracers are working to establish the removalist's movements, though it is believed he travelled from Sydney to Melbourne via the Hume Highway and worked at several homes in the city before travelling to SA.

NSW Health alerted Victoria's authorities late on Sunday night.

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Mr Weimar said another of the three removalist crew members may have also turned positive.

Removalists are permitted workers under the state's border permit system.

It comes after Victoria recorded its 12th day of no locally acquired cases and the state effectively shut the border to NSW and the ACT overnight, declaring them red zones under the travel permit system from 11.59pm on Sunday.

NSW reported 112 new local cases on Monday, its highest daily total since the Bondi cluster emerged on June 16.

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