Two workers at an Australia Post parcel facility in Melbourne have tested positive for coronavirus.
An Australia Post spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Australia two cases of coronavirus were recorded at the Melbourne Parcel Facility in Sunshine West.
The postal giant said the impacted individuals were not in customer-facing roles and were not at work while infectious.
“Our teams at the facility have been informed and in line with government guidelines, close contacts have been advised to self-isolate for 14 days,” Australia Post said.
The facility underwent a deep cleaning and sanitisation overnight and contact tracing is underway.
The spokesperson also confirmed no parcels were affected.
The state of Victoria is still grappling with the second wave of coronavirus. On Saturday, 466 new cases were confirmed along with a further 12 deaths.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Australia Post has faced numerous challenges, impacting deliveries across the country.
Due to the lockdowns, there has been a significant increase in parcels, however the reduction of air freight capacity and passenger flights have resulted in delays.
The delays are also attributed to the hygiene and social distancing requirements the postal service has implemented to keep staff safe, while also reducing the crossover of workers.
“We’re doing everything we can to keep delivering during the coronavirus pandemic and support communities across Australia,” Australia Post says on its website.
“Most of our post offices are still open, and our posties and delivery drivers are working hard to get your parcels to you safely and quickly.”
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