Three new Covid cases after Melbourne apartment complex lockdown

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Victoria has reported three new Covid cases after a complex of 100 townhouses was locked down in Melbourne's CBD

The Department of Health and Human Services tweeted on Wednesday a total of five new cases were locally acquired, however two of those were announced on Tuesday. 

The government announced all residents of the Kings Park On Southbank apartment complex were locked down for 14 days after two more people tested positive. 

Covid testing staff put on PPE before entering the Kings Park On Southbank apartment building in Melbourne on June 15, 2021.
The Kings Park On Southbank apartment building has been locked down for 14 days. Source: AAP

Yesterday's two cases are both men who live in separate apartments adjacent to the four other positive cases already seen in that wider complex.

The three new cases are linked to current outbreaks.

The Department of Health also reported three new overseas-acquired cases who were currently in hotel quarantine. 

There are now 55 active cases in the state, with 17,538 test results received in the past 24 hours. 

'It's not the best situation'

Construction worker Mehran Mirzaee, who lives in the locked down complex, told Channel Nine's Today living in the Tier 1 exposure site was challenging after already experiencing a tough few weeks in lockdown.

"Some people have kids, some people need to go and do shopping," he said. 

"So it's not the best situation we are in. But I think we all understand because ... this is the plan that we need to take to get back to where we were Covid-free.

"We need to respect the rules and help the community to avoid any further spread."

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