Coronavirus Australia: Shoppers and patients ordered to isolate as Melbourne’s exposure sites grow

Supermarket shoppers and GP patients are plunged into two-week strict isolation with dozens of other shops across Melbourne exposed as the city faces two more weeks of lockdown

Hundreds of Melburnians have been ordered to isolate after dozens of venues were added to the growing list of Covid-19 exposure sites.

A tyre shop, medical centre and a host of other venues, including a supermarket, a pizza shop and school with special needs were added to the list on Monday as the state recorded 22 new cases.

Anyone who attended the Glenroy Medical Centre on August 7, 10:09am-11:20am or  August 12 between 2:05pm-3:05pm is deemed as a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

The same order applies to anyone who attended TyrePlus Newport anytime during business hours between August 2 and August 9 inclusive. 

Anyone who attended the Pascoe Vale Road Market in Glenroy on August 7, 10:57am- 11:32am and August 12, 3:31pm – 4:30pm

It comes after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews blamed rulebreakers for forcing him to extend Melbourne’s lockdown by two weeks and bring back a 9pm-5am curfew.  

Lockdown will be extended until September 2 with a raft of new restrictions to be enforced, including the closure of playgrounds, basketball courts, skate parks and exercise equipment.

More to come