Urgent alert for McDonald’s and other Melbourne takeaway spots after Covid-infected customers visited over the weekend – with lockdown decision hanging in the balance
An urgent alert has been issued for McDonald’s and other Melbourne takeaway shops after Covid-infected customers attended the venues over the weekend.
If health bosses were to uncover infections linked to any of these venues, they could extend lockdown further as it would be deemed as uncontrolled community spread.
The latest exposure sites include Chemist Warehouse in South Melbourne, IGA in Southbank and two McDonald’s stores in Flemington and Campbellfield.
Twenty & Six Espresso in the CBD, Red Rooster Strathmore, Pho Noodle House in Coburg North, Bardali Dine Restaurant and Bar in Glenroy and Honker Burgers in Mickleham have also been added to the list.
Victoria recorded 11 new locally acquired Covid cases on Monday, including two linked to the Arcare Maidstone aged care facility reported on Sunday.
The new cases, all of which are linked to current outbreaks, bring the total number of local active cases to 81.
NEW COVID ALERT SITES
Anyone who has visited the following locations must urgently get tested and isolate until a negative result has been received:
SOUTH MELBOURNE: Chemist Warehouse 310 Clarendon Street; June 6 between 10.10am-10.20am; Tier 2
SOUTHBANK: IGA 151 Sturt Street Plus Liquor; June 5 between 12.45pm-1pm; Tier 2
MARIBYRNONG: 7 Eleven 32 Raleigh Road & Navigator Street; June 4 between 8.05pm-8.20pm; Tier 2
PORT MELBOURNE: United West Gate South (Southbound) 2 West Gate Freeway; June 4 between 2pm-2.30pm; Tier 2
YARRAVILLE: 7 Eleven Yarraville Cnr Williamstown and Somerville Roads; June 3 between 6.30am-6.50am; Tier 2
SOUTHBANK: Chemist Warehouse Southbank Shops 2 and 3, 153 to 159 Sturt Street; June 6 between 10am-10.10am; Tier 2
SOUTHBANK: Chemist Warehouse Southbank Shops 2 and 3, 153 to 159 Sturt Street; June 5 between 12.30pm-1pm; Tier 2
CAMPBELLFIELD: Subway Campbellfield BP Service Station, 1489 Hume Highway; June 3 between 3.35pm-4.05pm; Tier 2
MELBOURNE CBD: Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar 379 Elizabeth Street; May 30 between 2.10-2.45pm; Tier 2
With no new exposure sites linked to the 11 new cases, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said Melbourne’s lockdown was on track to end at 11.59pm on Thursday, though he ruled out a return to the relaxed restrictions in place before the outbreak.
‘It is certainly not a snap-back to large gatherings and a full MCG,’ he said.
Asked what restrictions would look like come Friday, he said: ‘It’s not something I can speak to now. It’s early days still’.
Acting Premier James Merlino had previously flagged Melbourne would move to a similar set of restrictions to that of regional Victoria, with people unable to travel during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.