News, Culture & Society

Melbourne police officer falls ill with coronavirus – as six more cops are ordered to self-isolate

Melbourne police officer falls ill with coronavirus – as six more cops are ordered to self-isolate immediately

  • A Melbourne police officer has tested positive to coronavirus on Wednesday
  • Six of his police colleagues have been told to self-isolate for two weeks
  • The infected police officer had been on leave from work since June 21 
  • Investigations are underway to determine if he could have infected the public 

A Melbourne police officer has tested positive to coronavirus, while six of his colleagues have been told to self-isolate for two weeks.

The officer, who works at Werribee police station in the city’s south west, was diagnosed on Wednesday.

He had been on leave from work since June 21. 

The station was closed for a deep clean reopened on Friday.  

A Melbourne police officer has tested positive to coronavirus , while six of his colleagues have been told to self-isolate for two weeks

Investigations are underway to determine where he caught the virus and if he could have infected the public.

Victoria recorded 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, marking the 16th day of double-digit case numbers in the state.

Many of the new cases are localised in Melbourne’s inner north and west, where more than 300,000 residents in 10 postcodes and 36 suburbs will remain in lockdown until July 29.

A large proportion of the state’s recent cases have been traced back to infection control breaches by security staff at hotels hosting returned travellers. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.