Vic coronavirus exposure sites: Coles supermarket Craigieburn Central and Metro Petroleum Broadmeadows on Melbourne list

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A Coles supermarket, a petrol station and a shopping centre in Melbourne’s north have been listed as exposure sites just hours after it was confirmed Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak had breached the Victorian border.

The state was put on high alert on Monday after at least two members of a three-person removalist crew travelled through Victoria and South Australia from New South Wales before testing positive for the virus.

The crew – who are permitted under the border permit system – made stops at two Victorian family homes on Thursday, one in Craigieburn and the other in Maribyrnong.

Late on Monday, the Department of Health listed two new exposure sites after contact tracers established their movements.

A file image of a Coles store. Credit: AAPIMAGE

Anyone who has visited Coles Craigieburn Central in Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre on July 10 between 5.28pm and 6.38pm must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days from the exposure.

Those who visited Metro Petroleum Broadmeadows at 184 Widford St on July 11 between 1.19pm and 2.04pm should urgently get tested, then isolate until confirmation of a negative result.

And any person who visited Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre on July 10 between 5:28pm and 6:38pm must monitor for symptoms.

For the full list of exposure sites visit the Department of Health website.

‘We know their movements’

Victoria’s COVID Commander Jeroen Weimar said the Craigieburn family had recently relocated from interstate and tested negative on Friday.

“They had very limited exposure out in the community,” Weimar told reporters on Monday.

“If they are positive, it will be a short window. We know their movements.”

On Monday afternoon, Victoria’s Testing Commander Jeroen Weimar held a press conference.
On Monday afternoon, Victoria’s Testing Commander Jeroen Weimar held a press conference. Credit: JAMES ROSS/AAPIMAGE

The second family of four from Maribyrnong are still in Victoria staying in temporary accommodation while awaiting a longer-term move. It is likely they will be shifted into hotel quarantine.

NSW Health alerted Victoria’s authorities late on Sunday night. All three removalists have returned to Sydney.

The fresh COVID scares come after Victoria recorded its 12th day of no locally acquired cases and the state effectively shut the border to NSW and the ACT overnight, declaring them red zones under the travel permit system.

– with AAP

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