COVID-19

Victoria records no new local cases

The Department of Health confirmed one new case was acquired overseas, with the patient in hotel quarantine.Health officials said 21,984 test results were received in the past 24 hours and no new cases were acquired locally.The Melbourne man who tested positive on Tuesday had arrived in Australia from COVID-ravaged India and caught the virus in hotel quarantine. The man, aged in his 30s, had completed his isolation in South Australia after returning to Australia from India via the Maldives on April 19. He returned to his Wollert home in Melbourne’s north on May 4 and developed symptoms four days later.All three of his primary household contacts have so far tested negative.At least 16 of 28 patrons and staff who attended the Curry Vault Indian restaurant in the CBD on Friday night have tested negative.A further 11 of 17 people who attended the Pact Altona North exposure site and five of eight people who attended the Indiagate Epping exposure site have tested negative.At least 28 people have been identified as close contacts from the Woolworths Epping exposure site, with nine returning negative results so far.Messages are also being sent to AFL ticket holders returning home on trains after Friday night football as well as registered myki holders linked to two train services on the Craigieburn line that the man travelled on.Messages have also been sent to 396,000 people who live in communities near the exposure sites.SA Health has also ordered 10 South Australians who stayed on the same floor as the man in hotel quarantine to complete a further two weeks in [email protected]

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