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Melbourne man tests positive to Covid-19 in his home after doing hotel quarantine in South Australia

Urgent contact tracing underway as a Melbourne man tests positive to Covid-19 in his home days after finishing hotel quarantine in South Australia

  • Man tested positive for coronavirus at Melbourne home after hotel quarantine
  • Man, aged in his 30s, flew back from South Australia to Victoria on May 4
  • He started developing symptoms on May 8 and returned a positive test Monday  
  • Workers at a health company in the city’s CBD were sent home Tuesday morning 

A man has tested positive for coronavirus at his Melbourne home after serving his mandatory two weeks hotel quarantine in South Australia.

The man, aged in his 30s, arrived back at his house in Wollert in the city’s north on Tuesday May 4 before developing symptoms over the weekend. 

He was tested on Monday after his condition worsened and produced a positive result Tuesday morning. 

The Herald Sun reported that workers at a Melbourne CBD health company were sent home as a ‘precaution’ after a potential coronavirus scare. 

The workers at Citadel Health were sent home from their office on the city’s busy Collins Street on Tuesday morning after communication with the state’s health department. 

It is not known whether the scare is linked to the Wollert man. 

A man has tested positive for coronavirus at his Melbourne home after serving his mandatory two weeks hotel quarantine in South Australia

Victoria Health are now conducting a ‘full public health response’ into close contacts and possible hotspots. 

‘Further testing has been urgently arranged to confirm the diagnosis,’ the Victorian Department of Health said on Tuesday.

‘Until that time, the Department is treating this as a positive case and acting accordingly.’

The man is currently isolating with his close contacts as further urgent testing is being carried out. 

‘Until then, the department is treating this as a positive case and acting accordingly,’ the department said.

‘The individual is being interviewed and exposure sites are being verified.’ 

The man and his close contacts are all currently isolating while they await further testing

The man and his close contacts are all currently isolating while they await further testing

Victoria has currently gone 73 days without a community transfer. 

Workers at Citadel Health were told to go home as a precautionary measure on Tuesday morning. 

Citadel Health provide software support for hospitals and staff were told to leave after a potential coronavirus scare. 

It is not known whether there is any relation between the incident and the new case in Wollert.  

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Citadel Health for comment. 



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