A BWS and a Woolworths supermarket are among a string of new venues exposed to Covid-19 in Victoria.
The sites were listed on Wednesday night following 22 new local cases recorded in the state as Victorians endure their first day of the extended seven-day lockdown to stem the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant.
The BWS liquor store in Caulfield North, in Melbourne’s south-east, was exposed to the virus on July 15 between 3:25pm to 3:50pm.
Those who stopped by the bottle shop during these times must isolate for 14 days regardless of a Covid test result.
The adjacent Woolworths supermarket was also listed during the same times but those who attended the store are only casual contacts meaning they only need to isolate until given a negative result.
The popular Craigieburn Central shopping mall, in northern Melbourne, was also exposed to the virus with shoppers who visited the centre on July 15 from 3:00pm to 6:15pm urged to get tested and isolate immediately.
A BWS and a Woolworths supermarket are among the string of new venues exposed to Covid-19 in Victoria. The BWS liquor store in Caulfield North, in Melbourne’s south-east, was exposed to the virus on July 15 between 3:25pm to 3:50pm
Anyone who visited the Sunbury Square Medical Centre on July 19 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm must also isolate for two weeks regardless of a negative Covid result
NEW VICTORIAN SITES ON COVID ALERT
Anyone who attended the following venues during the times listed must isolate for 14 days regardless of a result:
Sunbury, Sunbury Square Medical Centre on July 19 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Mildura, Solunar Cafe on July 12 from 2:15pm – 2:30pm
Yarra Trams – Route 109 (Glenferrie Rd & Cotham Rd, Stop 36 to, Narrak Rd and Whitehorse Rd, Stop 51) on July 15 from 3:20pm – 3:38pm
Caulfield North, BWS Caulfield North on July 15 from 3:25pm – 3:50pm
Craigieburn, TK Maxx Craigieburn on July 15 from 3:15pm – 4:40pm
Anyone who attended the following venues must isolate until given a negative test result:
Endeavour Hills, Shell Coles Express Endeavour Hills on July 15 from 4:38pm – 4:55pm
Caulfield North, Woolworths Metro Caulfield North on July 15 from 3:25pm – 3:50pm
Narre Warren North, Australia Post Shop – Narre Warren North LPO on July 16 from 12:05pm – 12:30pm
Craigieburn, Craigieburn Central on July 15 from 3:00pm – 6:15pm
Bentleigh, Coles Bentleigh on July 15 from 6:15am – 6:45am and July 16 from 6:20am – 6:45am
Bentleigh, Fifth Chapter on July 15 from 12:50pm – 1:15pm
Bentleigh, Rec Xpress 24/7 Fitness on July 15 from 5:00am – 6:40am
Wednesday’s 22 new locally-acquired cases is the highest daily increase in Victoria since September during the state’s deadly second wave of Covid-19 infections, but just six were in the community while infectious.
The state has 18,000 primary contacts and another 10,000 secondary contacts affected by the current outbreak who have been tracked and traced.
Meanwhile those who visited the Sunbury Square Medical Centre in Sunbury, north-west of Melbourne’s CBD, on July from 6:00pm to 8:30pm must isolate for two weeks regardless of their Covid test results.
The same rules apply to diners at the Solunar Cafe in Mildura, in north-western Victoria on July 12 from 2:15pm to 2:30pm.
The sites were listed on Wednesday night following 22 new local cases recorded in Victoria as residents endure their first day of the extended seven-day lockdown to stem the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant
Just six of the new infections recorded on Wednesday in Victoria were out in the community while infectious (pictured residents walking in Melbourne’s CBD)
The Craigieburn Central shopping mall, in northern Melbourne, was also exposed to the virus with shoppers who visited the centre on July 15 from 3:00pm to 6:15pm urged to get tested and isolate immediately
Victorians are in the midst of their fifth lockdown due to a recent outbreak of coronavirus (pictured vaccination clinic on Chapel Street in Melbourne)
A tram service in the City of Yarra has also been put on Covid alert as has an Australian Post Shop in Narre Warren North, in Melbourne’s south-east.
The growing list of exposed venues around the state is bad news for Victorians who are in the midst of their fifth lockdown.
The state’s health minister Martin Foley said however it was positive so few cases were out in the community while infectious.
‘What this means is that our contact tracers and our restrictions are working in tandem to beat this virus,’ said Mr Foley.
‘That should give us confidence that this process is working, and it is working because millions of Victorians are backing it in and doing the right thing.’
Victoria’s Covid commander Jerome Weimar added: ’22 is a large number. It’s a big number. It might have looked concerning for those who saw the number come up.
‘But that 16 of 22 fully isolated for their entire infectious period is a really good sign that has changed dramatically in the last couple of days.
‘I expect it to be improving over time. It may even be that within a couple of days we don’t see anyone who’s been out in the community for any of their infectious period.’
Included in the latest 22 cases are five connected to Trinity Grammar School, with one staff member, two students, and two household members testing positive.
Phillip Island is still on high alert after sewage tests again detected a possible unknown infection overnight, and locals have been asked to continue to be tested.
A Melbourne shopkeeper is seen setting up takeaway options amid lockdown
The Fifth Chapter restaurant in Bentleigh in Melbourne’s south-east has also been added to the Covid exposure sites
Health care workers are seen at a drive-through testing clinic in Melbourne on Wednesday
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