Another hotel quarantine worker has tested positive to COVID-19 in Melbourne.
The individual was working at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport when they returned the positive result.
The Victorian Department of Health said the worker returned a negative test result on February 4 and returned to work — but a few days later they developed symptoms and got re-tested on February 7, returning a positive result.
The Department has confirmed close contacts of the individual have been required to isolate immediately and get tested.
Initial exposure sites and times include:
Friday, February 5
- Marciano’s Cakes in Maidstone between 9.45am and 10.25am
- Dan Murphy’s Sunshine between 5.50pm and 6.30pm
Saturday, February 6
- Off Ya Tree Watergardens at Taylors Lakes between 1.17pm and 1.52pm
- Dan Murphy’s Sunshine between 6.50pm and 7.30pm
Anyone who has been at an exposure site in the specified times, is required to immediately isolate, get tested and remain isolated for 14 days.
The news comes just four days after another hotel quarantine worker tested positive at the Grand Hyatt Hotel — forcing some Australian Open matches to be delayed.
Those matches are expected to take place tomorrow.
Last weekend, a hotel quarantine security guard tested positive in Perth, prompting a five-day hard lockdown for two million in the Perth, Peel and South West regions.
The lockdown ended on Friday, however the Perth and Peel regions are still under tough restrictions until Sunday, February 14.