State by state update: Melbourne’s virus outbreak: Wednesday 26 May

(Australian Associated Press)

 

BREAKDOWN OF MELBOURNE’S 15-CASE WHITTLESEA OUTBREAK

  • Case one – male in his 30s, tested Sunday, positive on Monday.
  • Case two – male in his 70s, went with case one to be tested. Also tested positive. Same family but different household.
  • Cases three and four – a woman in her 70s and a child. Relatives of cases one and two.
  • Case five had a business meeting with case one. Case five is suspected of being the first to contract COVID-19 in the cluster.
  • Cases six to nine are in different households to case five, but the same family.
  • Cases 10 to 12 are workplace primary close contacts of case nine, at a finance firm in Port Melbourne.
  • Case 13 is a contact of case one.
  • Cases 14 and 15 are workplace contacts of case nine.

MELBOURNE EXPOSURE SITES

  • The number of exposure sites has grown from 10 to 50 and includes the MCG
  • Three inner-suburban sites on Saturday night and early Sunday morning are of particular concern to authorities – Three Monkeys and the Somewhere Bar in Prahran, and South Yarra’s Circus Bar.
  • Exposure sites available at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

QUEENSLAND

  • Anyone who has been in the City of Whittlesea since May 11 will be turned away on arrival in Queensland from 1am on Thursday.
  • Queensland residents and people with an exemption who have been in Whittlesea since that date will go into mandatory hotel quarantine.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Anyone coming to SA from Greater Melbourne must take a virus test within 24 hours and self-isolate until they test negative. Further tests on days five and 13.
  • They are also banned from high-risk areas and must not attend any events with 1000 people or more.

ACT

  • Anyone in Canberra who has been in Victoria within the past 14 days advised to check list of exposure sites.

NSW

  • Any Greater Melbourne and Bendigo arrivals must fill out a travel declaration form confirming they have not visited any venues of concern.
  • People now in NSW who have been in Victoria since May 12 should regularly check exposure site list.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • All arrivals from Victoria required to get tested within 48 hours and isolate until they return a negative result.
  • Arrivals who have visited exposure sites must self-isolate for 14 days and get tested on day two and 11.
  • Air arrivals must continue wearing a mask when leaving the airport and cannot use public transport. The same rules apply to Victorian land arrivals upon entry.

TASMANIA

  • Anyone now in Tasmania who was in the City of Whittlesea on or after May 6 should self-isolate until they obtain a negative test.
  • Travellers who have spent time in this area 14 days before their arrival in Tasmania are not permitted without an exemption.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

  • Testing and quarantine rules apply, depending on when travellers arrived from Greater Melbourne and which exposure sites they visited.

NEW ZEALAND

  • Three-day suspension of travel bubble.

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