A staff member at Nikos Cakes, Oakleigh, has tested positive to COVID-19.

Nick Poupouzas, owner of the beloved Greek cake shop and meeting place, told Neos Kosmos that the cake has shut down for 24 hours following the detection of the case.

“Without giving it a second thought, we shut shop and asked all staff members to get tested,” Mr Poupouzas said.

“Parallel to that we thought it wise to deep clean all areas.

“The tests have come back negative and from tomorrow (Friday) we will be open again.”

He said that, upon being notified of the case, the establishment did not wait to be directed by authorities and immediately shut down and started cleaning the shop, which is located at Eaton Mall, the Greek precinct of Oakleigh.

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Nikos Cakes posted the news on Instagram:

“If you were present at the store on Saturday from 6am -1pm we urge you to get tested,” the post said.

“Our Fairfield store has not been impacted.

“We are working with DHHS to determine whether we are a Tier 1 or Tier 2 site.

“In the meantime we have deemed it necessary to close our store for a deep COVID clean.

“All our team members are currently being tested and we will advise when we can reopen.”

The case came as health officials reported a growing number of cases in Melbourne’s south east, including the city of Monash, with 40 new cases recorded in the area over the last 24 hours, bringing active cases to 339.