QLD COVID exposure sites revealed, Melbourne COVID cases decline, Melbourne restrictions to ease, 25km radius restrictions over Queens Birthday weekend

QLD COVID exposure sites revealed, Melbourne COVID cases decline, Melbourne restrictions to ease, 25km radius restrictions over Queens Birthday weekend

9th June 2021 Off By adpublisher

Residents in several Bendigo suburbs are being asked to urgently monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if any develop after viral fragments were detected in a wastewater sample from a sub-catchment north-west of the town.

The Chief Health Officer alert on Wednesday night said the detection might be due to someone shedding the virus who is no longer infectious, but it could also be from someone who is an undiagnosed case.

Meanwhile, Victorian, Queensland and NSW health authorities are working together to retrace the travels of a Victorian woman who travelled by road from Victoria to Queensland with her partner and who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Queensland and NSW authorities listed a number of regional locations on their exposure site lists on Wednesday afternoon and the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s update on Wednesday night revealed an emergency meeting of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee had happened over the case with more investigations to come.

“Victorian health authorities are working closely with Queensland and NSW counterparts regarding COVID-19 exposure in those states,” the statement said.

“An emergency meeting of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee was held this evening and further investigations are underway. Any critical information will be provided to the public as soon as possible when case interviews for any potential Victorian exposure sites can commence.”

The Victorian Department of Health has added 18 new entries to the official COVID-19 exposure sites list, all of them related to shifts worked at the Arcare Maidstone aged care facility.

All the entries relate to shifts worked between 7am on May 26 until 11.59pm on June 5 in the Magnolia Unit at the facility.

All the entries are listed as tier-one exposures, meaning any staff or contractors in those areas during those periods need to get a COVID-19 test and quarantine for 14 days.