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“We have a lot of experience working with people who come from different environments, different countries and speak different languages,” Ms McBride said.
“Our role is to really connect with the families identified, make sure they’re well, have conversations with them, make sure they’ve got the support at home, food supplies they need to eat, and any of their other needs that can be addressed … but also that they understand the message that is being delivered.”
At four of the five households, all family members have contracted COVID-19, according to head of infection control and prevention at Monash Health, Rhonda Stuart.
Two people, both aged under 50, have been admitted to hospital, with one of them presenting to the emergency department on Friday morning after experiencing a shortness of breath. They are both in a stable condition.
Ms Stuart said all signs indicated the cluster had been contained, but urged people to continue to come forward for testing.
The Victorian government has set up an additional four testing facilities in the Casey and Dandenong local government areas, bringing the total number of sites to 11.
Monash Health chief executive Andrew Stripp said the south-east community, including business owners, ethnic community leaders, local governments, had come together in recent weeks to stem the spread of the coronavirus and encourage people to get tested.
“We’ve been approaching this in a number of different ways – social media, flyers in local communities, engaging community leaders … approaching various aspects of business,” Mr Stripp said.
“Really, it’s a multi-pronged approach.”