Melbourne hotel outbreak grows to 11 cases

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* Eleven COVID-19 cases linked to the Holiday Inn hotel at Melbourne Airport.

* Three new cases reported on Thursday.

* One is a female assistant manager, two are male spouses of female food and beverage attendants.

* All three were among a group of 400-500 primary close contacts already in isolation.

* The outbreak now involves four workers, two of their spouses, two released guests and a family of three who contracted the virus overseas.

* Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton suspects the virus spread via a nebuliser, used by one of the family members in hotel quarantine.

* The Holiday Inn closed until further notice for "terminal cleaning".

* About 135 staff at the hotel stood down, told to isolate at home and get tested.

* Forty-eight guests considered close contacts transferred to another hotel to quarantine for an "extended number of days".

* Outbreak follows a hotel quarantine worker at Melbourne's Grand Hyatt hotel testing positive and a case of guest-to-guest transmission at the Park Royal last week.


Visitors to the following venues at the specified times must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days:

Friday, February 5

* PJ's Pet Warehouse, Sunbury, 3.37pm - 4.10pm

* Bakers Delight, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.40pm - 4.15pm

* Aldente Deli, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.45pm - 4.23pm

* Sushi Sushi, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.53pm - 4.28pm

* Asian Star, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.57pm - 4.30pm

Saturday, February 6

* Cellarbrations, Sunbury, 6.17pm - 7.02pm

* Sunny Life Massage, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 4.30 - 6.30pm

Sunday, February 7

* Cellarbrations, Sunbury, 5.44pm - 6.19pm

Tuesday, February 9

* Commonwealth Bank, Glen Waverley, 1.30pm - 2.15pm

* HSBC Bank, Glen Waverley, 2.15pm - 3.30pm

Visitors to the following venue at the specified times must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result:

Friday, February 5

* Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.40pm - 4.30pm