Coles Express added to list of Victoria's Covid exposure sites

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A Coles Express and has been added to Victoria's list of Covid-19 exposure sites, following Melbourne's first weekend out of lockdown.

On Monday, Victoria reported two new locally acquired cases of Covid-19, both are children, linked to a known positive case and both were already in isolation.

The Victoria government listed a Coles Express to the list of exposure sites, on Sunday evening a building in Southbank was also added to the list.

The additions come after several exposure sites were identified over the weekend, including a Woolworths and a McDonald's.

Pictured is the Coles Express in Taylors Lakes off Melton Highway.
A Coles Express in Taylors Lakes has been added to the growing list of Covid-19 exposure sites. Source: Google Maps

The new exposure sites are:

  • Coles Express Melton Highway, 410 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038 on May 21 between 10:30am - 11:00am

  • 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank VIC 3006 on June 11 between 8:40am - 9:25am and 4:50pm - 5:40pm

  • 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank VIC 3006 on June 10 between 8:40am - 9:25am and 4:35pm - 5:30pm

  • 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank VIC 3006 on June 9 between 8:40am - 9:25am and 4:35pm - 5:30pm

All of the exposure sites listed on Monday are considered to be 'Tier Two', meaning if people have been to the site at the specified date and time, they must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

A full list of all the exposure sites in Victoria can be found here.

Melbourne townhouse sent into isolation

On Monday, it was confirmed the man aged in his 30s who tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday lives in the same Southbank townhouse complex as a worker from Arcare Maidstone, who earlier contracted the virus.

The aged care worker was transferred to hotel quarantine after they tested positive but authorities believe the virus was transmitted through "some aspect of shared facilities" before they were moved.

"As I understand it, it is not laundries," Health Minister Martin Foley told reporters on Monday.

Pigeons are seen along Southbank in Melbourne, Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Residents at a townhouse complex in Southbank will have to isolate after authorities established a link between two Covid-19 cases. Source: AAP

"There is reason to believe, both from genomic sequencing and from the epidemiology and investigations (that there are) two possible exposure sites around a small number of internal facilities."

Now, all the owners of the 100 townhouses have been contacted, many of them will have to isolate until they receive a negative test result.

Mr Foley said a "small number" of them will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

The health minister also said the townhouse complex is not yet listed as an exposure site.

"That may or may not change," he said.

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