Melbourne diners who ate at a Glen Waverley Chinese restaurant in the city’s east have been warned they may have been exposed to coronavirus, and urged to look out for possible symptoms.
The warning comes as a sign appeared in the window of The House Of Delight restaurant telling patrons it was closing its doors until February 9.
Victoria’s health department confirmed on Wednesday evening that a man in his 60s had become infected with the deadly new virus while travelling in China's Hubei province.
The department said the man started to feel unwell on January 23 and remained isolated until he had dinner with his family on Australia Day.
The Victorian resident visited the Glen Waverley restaurant with his five family members between 5.30pm and 7pm on January 26.
Victoria Chief Health Officer, Dr Brett Sutton, urged anyone who was at the restaurant during this time to be aware of symptoms.
“That restaurant is OK to go to now, people don't need to avoid the area or indeed anywhere else,” he said.
The man's three adult and two child relatives have been isolated with him. One has already tested negative for the virus, while the children are being kept away from school.
The restaurant he attended on Australia Day appears to have closed until February 9, according to a sign posted on the door of the restaurant, The Herald Sun reported.
“In order to minimize the risk of the Novel Coronavirus, our restaurant is closed from 29th Jan, 2020 to 9th Feb, 2020,” the sign reads.
“Sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
Calls to the restaurant went unanswered on Thursday morning.
Up to 14 people in Victoria await results after being tested for coronavirus, while another 61 have tested negative.
The second case in Victoria, along with Queensland's first case confirmed on Wednesday evening, raised the national count to seven.
Australia's Chief Medical Officer is now recommending anyone who has travelled in the Hubei province to self-isolate for 14 days after leaving the Hubei province.
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