Urgent coronavirus alert is issued after diner visited two Melbourne cafes while infected – as dozens of others are told to get tested amid Dan Andrews’ brutal lockdown
- Two popular Melbourne cafes added to the list of potential Covid exposure sites
- Health authorities issued alerts for Coffeeologist Cafe and Alberton Cafe
- Anyone who attended venues during the noted times must get tested for virus
Two popular Melbourne cafes have been added to a growing list of exposure sites after they were visited by Covid-positive cases.
Victoria’s health authorities have issued an urgent warning for anyone who attended the Coffeeologist Cafe at Point Cook in southwest Melbourne on February 8 from 11am to 11.40am and on February 10 from 11.30am to 12.10pm.
Anyone who has visited The Coffeeologist during the times listed is advised to get tested for coronavirus and isolate until receiving a negative result.
A health alert was also sent out to patrons at the Alberton Cafe in Albert Park, in inner city Melbourne, on February 9 from 8.50am to 10.10am and on February 11 from 9am to 10:15am.
Diners who were at the Alberton Cafe during the noted times is considered a close contact and must isolate, test and remain isolated for 14 days.
Victoria’s department of health have issued an urgent warning for anyone who attended the Coffeeologist Cafe at Point Cook (pictured) in southwest Melbourne on February 8 from 11am to 11.40am and on February 10 from 11.30am to 12.10pm
Health alert was also sent out for the patrons of the Alberton Cafe in Albert Park, in inner city Melbourne (pictured), on February 9 from 8.50am to 10.10am and on February 11 from 9am to 10:15am
Two popular Melbourne cafes have been added to the growing list of exposure sites after they were visited by Covid-positive cases
Victoria was plunged into a snap five-day lockdown on Friday at 11:59pm on the order of Premier Daniel Andrews as cases of the ‘hyper infectious’ UK Covid strain continue to climb.
A worrying cluster at a Hotel Inn Melbourne Airport quarantine facility has now jumped to 14 cases after another infection was recorded on Saturday.
‘The additional case is a social primary close contact, a friend, of one of the Holiday Inn workers,’ Mr Andrews said.
‘Overnight and within eight hours of that test coming to us, all 38 household primary social close contacts of that person have been contacted.
‘They have been locked down, and we have already begun the process of testing each of those 38 people.’
A total of 996 close contacts linked to the Holiday Inn outbreak have now been identified.
The state was plunged into a snap five-day lockdown on Friday at 11:59pm on the order of Premier Daniel Andrews as cases of the ‘hyper infectious’ UK Covid strain continue to climb
The Alberton Cafe posted a message for patrons on social media after being alerted by the department of health
Customers and staff at the Brunetti cafe at Melbourne Airport (pictured) may have been exposed to the coronavirus on Tuesday
Seven potential exposure sites were also added to the list on Friday.
It comes after it was revealed on Thursday that a staff member who later tested positive for Covid worked a shift at a busy Melbourne Airport cafe on Tuesday.
State health officials said customers and staff at Terminal 4’s Brunetti cafe may have been at risk at any time between 4.45am and 1.15pm on February 9.
There are now serious concerns Victoria’s coronavirus outbreak may already have spread across Australia.
It is estimated about 3,591 passengers from 29 different flights travelled through the airport during this window.
Passengers collect baggage after arriving at Sydney Domestic Airport from Melbourne on February 4. Jetstar runs flights to Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth every day from Terminal 4 of Melbourne Airport
A police officer stands guard in front of the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport hotel – the source of a Covid outbreak which has plunged Melbourne into lockdown for a third time