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A pub and a hair salon in country Victoria have been added to a growing list of exposure sites that now includes a football match at the MCG, a city university campus and a Prahran bar.
There are growing expectations that Melbourne will soon head back into lockdown as the northern suburbs cluster grew to nine on Tuesday.
Melbourne University epidemiologist Tony Blakely said increased restrictions in Greater Melbourne wouldn’t be surprising in the wake of the spread of the northern suburbs outbreak.
Dr Blakely said the outbreak might already have outrun public health teams and health authorities were likely discussing tighter restrictions.
“I’m sure there’s a discussion that I’m sure is happening inside the Victorian government right now about whether to do some form of tighter restrictions in the northern suburbs,” he told ABC’s Radio National.
Health authorities have revealed a person who tested positive for COVID-19 in Melbourne’s northern suburbs this week had attended an AFL match at the MCG on Sunday, forcing some football fans into isolation.
In central Victoria, the Axedale Tavern on High Street, where a positive case attended a function, is listed as a tier one exposure site for people who were present between 11.45am and 1.30pm on May 23. If you visited during this time, you are asked to immediately isolate, get a test and quarantine for 14 days.
Hairfolk salon on Williamson Street in Bendigo is now a tier two exposure site. If you attended between 9.40am and 10.10am on May 22, you are advised to get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative result.
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