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Australia Alarming final Facebook post of call centre worker who died of Covid

04:06  15 september  2021
04:06  15 september  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A man who worked at a northeast Melbourne call centre and became infected with COVID-19 after a workplace outbreak has died in hospital, his union says.

Victoria's health department has not officially confirmed the death of 46-year-old Martin Blight, which was announced online by the Australian Services Union.

The ASU said he was a 'long-term employee of Serco Mill Park, a committed ASU member, a father, a friend to many' and died on Monday in hospital.

'Marty became unwell with coronavirus after his workplace was identified as a Tier 1 site and he was subsequently identified as a close contact,' the union said.

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About six days ago Mr Blight posted on Facebook 'COVID sux guys look after yourselves plz.'

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It's not known if he was vaccinated but he had a Pfizer vaccine booked in for September, according to his Facebook page.

The ASU has urged Victorians to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

'The union has been speaking with Marty's family directly and both the ASU and Marty's family would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible so that no one else has to go through the trauma of losing someone to COVID-19,' it said.

It's believed Mr Blight's fatality was not including the state's death toll earlier this week. If confirmed, it would lift the tally from the current outbreak to seven, after two more deaths were announced on Tuesday.

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