New ACT health direction in place following Victorian cluster

New ACT health direction in place following Victorian cluster

The stadium is one of a growing list of venues across Melbourne visited by positive cases, leaving state health officials rushing to test and trace across the city of five million, which endured a hard four-month lockdown after an outbreak a year ago.

While COVID-19 restrictions were ramped up in Melbourne on Tuesday, more could be on the way as authorities struggle to rein in the outbreak, which started at Whittlesea in the city's north.

Anyone who has been to an exposure location in Greater Melbourne needs to immediately get tested and isolate.

Others who sat in the surrounding area are being told to go for testing if they develop symptoms.

On Tuesday night, more than 20 exposure sites had been identified.

Carlton confirmed their players and staff had coronavirus tests on Wednesday morning ahead of their flight to Sydney.

"The AFL and the MCC have prepared for this situation in multiple simulations, with contact information linked to ticketing data and QR codes", the Department of Health added. (Nine) The list of Tier One and Tier Two exposure sites continues to climb in various locations across Melbourne.


RMIT has revealed that an external contractor who visited the university last Friday has since tested positive for COVID-19.

Victoria authorities have made face masks mandatory at indoor venues and restricted home gatherings but have so far held off banning spectators at sports events.

The restrictions apply to Greater Melbourne, or people travelling into regional Victoria.

The empty shelves come after Acting Premier James Merlino said the government could not rule out further restrictions as the latest cluster in the state grows.

The latest development in the AFL comes a day after the Western Bulldogs' preparations for their round 11 game were affected by a staff member visiting a shopping centre when it was a coronavirus-exposed site.

Pending negative test results being received overnight on Tuesday, the Bulldogs expected players and staff to return to training on Wednesday.

The unnamed man tested negative in hotel quarantine and flew back to the state capital of Melbourne this month but tested positive six days after he arrived.

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