Victoria’s Department of Health has issued 18 new Covid alerts for exposure sites around Melbourne.
Among the new list are two McDonald’s restaurants, two 7-Eleven convenience stores, two Chemist Warehouses stores, several other eateries and a tram route.
All of the latest venues were visited by an infected person, and are listed as Tier 2 exposure sites.
Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 site should immediately get tested for coronavirus and isolate until a negative result is received.
The Department of Health should also be contacted urgently on 1300 651 160.
NEW EXPOSURE SITES:
7 Eleven, Yarraville: June 3, 6.30am - 6.50am.
United West Gate South (Southbound), Port Melbourne: June 4, 2pm - 2.30pm.
7 Eleven, Maribyrnong: June 4, 8.05pm - 8.20pm.
IGA Sturt Street Plus Liquor, Southbank: June 5, 12.45pm - 1pm.
Chemist Warehouse, Southbank: June 6, 10am - 10.10am.
Chemist Warehouse, South Melbourne: June 6, 10.10am - 10.20am.
Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar, Melbourne: May 30, 2.10pm - 2.40pm.
Sinjeon Food Sys, Melbourne: May 30, 2.20pm - 2.50pm.
Twenty & Six Espresso, Melbourne: May 30, 2.30pm - 3pm.
McDonald’s, Flemington: May 30, 3pm - 3.30pm.
Red Rooster Pascoe Vale, Strathmore: May 30, 3.40pm - 4.10pm.
Bardali Dine Restaurant and Bar, Glenroy: May 30, 3.45pm - 4.15pm.
Pho Noodle House, Coburg North: May 30, 4.15pm - 4.45pm.
Honker Burgers Merrifield, Mickleham: May 30, 6.10pm - 6.45pm.
Subway, Campbellfield: June 3, 3.35pm - 4.05pm.
McDonald’s, Campbellfield: June 3, 3.45pm - 4.30pm.
Metro Tram 19: 19 Tram to North Coburg (Collins St/Elizabeth St (stop #2) to Coburg Market/Sydney Rd (stop #33), June 3, 3.32pm - 4.10pm.
PM calls for lockdown restrictions to end
Victoria announced 11 new coronavirus infections on Monday but they are all close contacts of existing cases or people in quarantine.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has joined the Australian Industry Group in calling for the lockdown to be lifted as soon as possible, particularly for parents with school children at home.
"Kids have lost enough time out of school over the course of the last 18 months and it's very important we get those kids back to school as soon as possible," he told reporters in Sydney on Monday.
"I am hopeful these restrictions in Victoria will be lifted as soon as possible. I would be urging that we move to lift those restrictions as soon as possible."
Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said it was a matter for the Victorian government when to lift the lockdown, but its risks and benefits were being tracked on a daily basis.
He said it was possible lockdowns may still be needed in future even with a high rate of vaccination.
"We all hope that (lockdowns) will no longer be required into the future.”
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