Victoria has reported three new locally acquired coronavirus cases and added to the six flagged yesterday, there are a total of nine cases recorded in the last 24 hours. The state’s total is at 51.
The state recorded 42,699 test results and 20,484 vaccinations at state-run facilities.
Exposure sites rose to 329, with South Melbourne ALDI, a Vietnamese restaurant, Heidelberg Woolworths and stores at the Brimbank Shopping Centre added to Tier 1 exposure sites. More than a dozen Tier 2 sites were added on Monday.
Aged care has been put under the spotlight as new cases emerged, with three out of the 11 reported cases on Monday from Aged Care. The Health Workers Union claimed aged care providers in Victoria are under pressure to come into work when they should be isolating.
Acting Premier James Merlino has warned that the outbreak could get worse before it gets better, while Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said a return of the ‘ring of steel’ separating Melbourne from regional Victoria is not out of the question as none of Victoria’s active cases are outside of Melbourne.
Anyone who has visited the following sites is required to immediately isolate, get a COVID test and quarantine for 14 days.
They include anyone who visited Jamaica Blue Cafe, in Craigieburn, on 23 May between 10am-11.30am or South Melbourne ALDI, 100 Market Street, on 28 May between 2pm-3.30pm.
Other affected sites are Heidelberg Woolworths, on Lower Heidelberg Road, on 25 May between 11am-11.50am, Co Do Vietnamese restaurant, in Sunshine, on 27 May between 11am-12pm, and Subway in Rye on 21 May between 2pm-4pm.
In Point Cook, the same health advice applies to those who visited two venues in Stockland Shopping Centre on 26 May between 3.30pm-5.30pm: Quality Meats and Grocery supermarket and Marketplace Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.
Seven buses on Victoria’s public transport network have also been listed as Tier 1 exposure sites with 412 buses affected, including the Central Square shopping centre/Merton Street to Footscray Station route on 26-27 May between 5.40am-6.25amo, and the Paisley Street/Footscray to Millers Road/Geelong route on 27 May between 2.39pm-2.52pm.
An alert has also been issued for bus number 406 for the Emu Road/Smith Street to Footscray Station route on May 26, between between 6.34am-6.50am and 1.28pm – 1.44pm.
New exposure sites include the following:
Craigieburn: Jamaica Blue Cafe Craigieburn Central; 23 May between 10am-11.30am
South Melbourne: Aldi; 100 Market Street; 28 May between 2pm-3.30pm
Point Cook: Quality Meats and Grocery supermarket; Stockland shopping centre; 26 May between 3.30pm-5.30pm
Heidelberg: Woolworths; 451 Lower Heidelberg Road; 25 May between 11am-11.50am
Point Cook: Marketplace Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Stockland shopping centre; 26 May between 3.30pm-5.30pm
Sunshine: Co Do Vietnamese restaurant; 27 May between 11am-12pm
Rye: Subway; 2331 Point Nepean Highway; May 21 between 2pm-4pm
Other venues added to the public exposure site list on Monday
Stockland Point Cook Shopping Centre ‐ 3.30pm to 5.30pm, May 26;
Subway Chelsea Heights ‐ 11.30am to 12.10pm, May 25;
Australia Post South Melbourne ‐ 5.55pm to 6.40pm, May 21;
Adairs Parkdale Plaza ‐ 1pm to 2.10pm, May 25;
Bakers Delight Tooronga Village ‐ 4.10pm to 5pm, May 23;
Connor Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre ‐ 10.0am to 11.30am, May 23;
Giant Bike Shop ‐ 3.21pm to 4.30pm, May 22;
BP Thomastown ‐ 2.30pm to 3pm, May 19, and 3.25pm to 4.10pm, May 20;
United Service Station Doncaster East ‐ 4.50pm to 5.30pm, May 15;
Melbourne Kebab Station Reservoir ‐ 2pm to 2.30pm, May 11;
Metro Petroleum Reservoir ‐ 1.50pm to 2.30pm, May 11;
APCO Service Station Epping ‐ 3.30pm to 4.15pm, May 26;
Shaan A Punjab Haveli Campbellfield ‐ 3.45pm to 4.20pm, May 12;
BP Petrol Station Thomastown ‐ 2.40pm to 3.30pm, May 28;
Arcare Maidstone Aged Care Facility ‐ May 26, 27, 28 29;
Footscray Market ‐ 1.40pm to 2.30pm, May 27;
Footscray Market ‐ 1.50pm to 2.30pm, May 26;
Liberty Oil ‐ 7.05pm to 7.40pm, May 23;
Brimbank Shopping Centre ‐ 8.45am to 6.30pm, May 26, 27 and 28.