An urgent health alert has been issued in Melbourne after a string of popular stores were exposed to coronavirus.
An IKEA, Nando’s, Sikh temple and several bars were added to the growing list of exposure sites in the city on Tuesday.
Health authorities are urging anyone who visited the locations to get tested as soon as possible and self-isolate.
The warning comes as Victoria recorded three new locally acquired cases, taking the number of active cases to 38.
An IKEA, Nando’s, Sikh temple and several bars were added to the growing list of exposure sites in the city on Tuesday
Anyone who visited IKEA Springvale from 5.30-6.30pm on December 30 is being urged to get tested and self-isolate
It is not yet known if the new infections are linked to the Black Rock outbreak – which was initially connected to the Buffalo Smile Thai restaurant.
There was also one Covid-19 case reported in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.
More than 1,000 primary and secondary contacts are isolating and a growing number of exposure sites have been identified.
The Sikh Temple in Keysborough was altered as an exposure site on Tuesday.
Anyone who attended the site between 3-5pm on January 1 is being told to get tested immediately.
Melbourne eateries, such as Nando’s in the CBD, Mexican restaurant Fonda, Melbourne Central Lion Hotel and European Bier Cafe have also been put on alert.
Tao Dumplings in Camberwell and the Merrymen Cafe in Hampton have also been impacted by the virus.
An infected diner also visited Stomping Ground Brewery in Collingwood.
The new alerts have added to the growing list of venues, which now includes more than 100 exposure sites.
Health authorities are urging anyone who visited the locations to get tested as soon as possible and self-isolate (Pictured: Australians lining up for testing)
The Grape and Grain cellars in Moorabbin was also upgraded as an exposure site on Monday. Shoppers who visited the bottle shop on December 21 from 2pm-10pm, December 22 from 10am-6pm, December 24 from 1pm-10pm, December 28 from 8.05pm-8.47pm, December 29 from 12pm-4pm must quarantine for 14 days
A Boost Juice at Chadstone shopping centre was put on alert in Monday after a worker tested positive for the virus.
‘Our team has been notified a person who worked at Boost Juice (outside Bonds) has returned a positive test for Covid-19,’ the centre said.
‘We are working closely with the team at Boost Juice, both kiosks at Chadstone are currently closed and a deep clean has been undertaken.’
The centre attracts about 68,000 people on its busiest trading days.
A Puffing Billy railway stop in emerald was also put on the exposure site list.
The Grape and Grain cellars in Moorabbin was also upgraded as an exposure site on Monday.
Genomic testing shows Victoria’s latest coronavirus outbreak came from NSW. Pictured: A health worker takes a person’s details before conducting a Covid-19 test
Latest exposure sites include a Boost Juice at Chadstone, where a worker tested positive for the virus, the centre attracts about 68,000 people on its busiest trading days
It is one of 13 sites linked to the cluster where anyone who has visited in a defined period must be tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days.
Visitors to another 29 sites must be tested immediately and quarantine until they have a negative result.
A third category carries a warning where anyone who develops symptoms should go for testing, and this includes more than 50 sites.
Shoppers who visited the bottle shop in Moorabbin on December 21 from 2pm to 10pm, December 22 from 10am to 6pm, December 24 from 1pm to 10pm, December 28 from 8.05pm to 8.47pm, December 29 from 12pm to 4pm must quarantine for 14 days.
Genomic testing shows Victoria’s latest coronavirus outbreak came from NSW.
Victoria also recorded three locally acquired cases on Monday.
Melbourne venues on alert:
Anyone who visited these locations listed on the DHHS website must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days regardless of symptoms.
ABBOTSFORD: Bodriggy Brewing Company from 2.50-5.30pm on December 28.
CAMBERWELL: Tao Dumplings from 12.30-1.30pm on December 29.
CHELTENHAM: Two Bob Snob from 1-2pm on December 22.
COLLINGWOOD: Stomping Ground Brewing from 6-7.30pm on December 28.
DOCKLANDS: Melbourne Boat Hire – Yarra River Cruise from 11.26am-2pm on December 28.
HAMPTON: Merrymen Cafe from 1.30-2.30pm on December 28.
MELBOURNE: Melbourne Central Lion Hotel from 10pm-12am on December 28.
MELBOURNE: Nandos 27 Elizabeth Street from 2-2.30am on January 1.
MELBOURNE: European Bier Cafe City from 8-9.30pm on December 28.
MELBOURNE: Fonda Flinders Lane from 6-7.30pm on December 29.
MOORABBIN: Grape and Grain Liquor Cellars from 2-10pm on December 21; 10am-6pm on December 22; 1-10pm on December 24; 8.05-8.47pm on December 28; 12-4pm on December 29.
SPRINGVALE: Ikea Springvale – cafe and restaurant – from 5.30-6.30pm on December 30.
SPRINGVALE: Ikea store Princes Hwy from 4-6.30pm on December 30.
NUNAWADING: Good Guys from 9.30-10am on December 29.