A number of popular shopping centres in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, a Woolworths and a Nandos are among the businesses exposed to coronavirus as four new cases were revealed on Monday.
Victorian health authorities provided an updated list overnight with a number of new venues across Melbourne’s northwest added to the list. There are now 10 sites among Tier 1 and Tier 2 status.
The Jump Swim School in Bundoora was exposed to Covid-19 on May 21 between 8.35am to 10am.
A Nando’s in Epping on Dalton Road was a new addition the list, exposed on May 19 between 8.30pm and 9.20.pm. It is classified as a Tier 1.
A Woolworths in Epping North is also a Tier 1, visited on May 22 between 4.45pm to 5.45pm.
An infected person also visited Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong on May 20 between 5pm to 8pm.
Anyone who visited those locations in those times have been ordered to get tested immediately and isolate until a result is received.
Thousands of shoppers who visited Highpoint have already been ordered to evacuate.
Minister for Health Martin Foley on Monday afternoon revealed two new infections in addition to the two “likely cases” announced in the morning.
The first person tested positive on May 23, joined by a male relative who was asymptomatic.
The next two positive cases was an adult woman and a child.
All the cases reside in the city of Whittlesea in Melbourne’s outer north.
Mr Foley could not reveal specifically what shops at Highpoint the infected man had visited, but said authorities were in the process of retrieving more information.
“Highpoint shopping centre is a very big place,” he told reporters.
“We are getting further advice from the gentleman is to specifically where the visitations were in Highpoint shopping centre.
“Getting the information out was really critical and then as further detailed information becomes available, we will update that site.”
In relation to the Jump Swim School in Bundoora – Victorian chief health officer professor Brett Sutton assumed the infected preschool child was part of a swimming class for a one-and-a-half hour period.
“We don‘t know the number of attendees and that is why we are putting the callout now to list that side,” he said.
“But everyone who was there over that relevant 90 minute needs to isolate, test and quarantine for the 14 days.”
A host of Tier 2 sites were added to the list, recommending to get tested urgently and isolate until you have a negative result. Those site include:
Futsal Brunswick, Brunswick, between 9am to 10am, May 19
Epping North Shopping Centre, Epping, between 4.45pm to 5.50pm, May 22
House and Party (store), Epping, between 5.15pm to 5.50pm, May 22
Urban Diner Food Court, Pacific Epping Shopping Centre, Epping, between 1.15pm to 2.30pm, May 23
Shell Coles Express Reservoir, Reservoir, between 3.15pm to 4.15pm, May 18
B.T. Connor Reserve, Reservoir, between 8pm to 11.30pm, May 21
You can see the full list here.