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Melbourne rocked by ANOTHER positive coronavirus case

Melbourne is rocked by ANOTHER positive coronavirus case as authorities scramble to release a list of venues the infected woman visited

A guest of Melbourne’s hotel quarantine has tested positive to coronavirus after completing their 14-day isolation, sparking a ‘strong public health response’. 

The Department of Health tweeted on Tuesday afternoon they have been notified of the new case who was cleared to leave the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport. 

Authorities are currently scrambling to discern if the woman has visited any public venues while being infectious.  

‘Interviews with the individual are underway. Early indications are that the individual has not left her home since exiting Hotel Quarantine on 7 February, other than to obtain a test in a COVIDsafe setting,’ the Department of Health said.

The woman was cleared to leave the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport (pictured) but has since tested positive to COVID-19 

The department said the woman had tested negative on multiple instances during her quarantine at the hotel and left the facility on Sunday. 

She then sought to be tested again in response to the current outbreak at the Holiday Inn and received a positive test on Tuesday. 

An updated list of exposure site locations and members of the public deemed to be close contacts is expected to be released in the next day. 

‘Primary close contacts will include past residents of the Holiday Inn who completed their quarantine period on 7 February.’ the department said.