Coronavirus Victoria: Virus fears over two new areas as streak continues

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·1-min read

Victoria is closing in on two weeks of zero new coronavirus cases, with Thursday the 13th day in a row without known community transmission.

Active cases across the state have fallen to just three, Health Minister Martin Foley announced.

The state’s strong testing rates continued, with more than 20,000 tests processed in the previous 24-hour period.

Victoria is closing in on two weeks without new cases of the virus. Source: Getty
Victoria is closing in on two weeks without new cases of the virus. Source: Getty

Precautions taken amid positive test investigations

Melbourne Central and Melbourne Airport have been listed as coronavirus hotspots after an aged care worker who flew to Adelaide tested positive for COVID-19.

The woman in her 20s took off from Melbourne on Monday and is being treated as infectious by health authorities while in hotel quarantine.

Victoria's health department has declared the CBD shopping precinct and airport high-risk coronavirus exposure sites.

Anyone who visited Melbourne Central last Sunday between 2pm and 5pm, or were at Melbourne Airport's Terminal Four from noon to 1pm on Monday, are asked to get tested if symptoms develop.

It remains unclear whether the aged care worker is shedding the virus.

She previously tested positive for coronavirus in August before being cleared later that month.

Another two positive cases in Victoria are also likely to be viral shedding, but all three remain under investigation.

with AAP

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