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Alert for Maccas as Covid jumps border

The Department of Health added the venues in Melbourne’s outer-northern fringe to its list of exposure sites on Tuesday night, along with two petrol stations.All of the following sites were listed as Tier 1 exposure sites – meaning anyone who visited the locations at the listed times must get tested immediately and quarantine for the full 14 day period.KALKALLO: Hungry Jack’s; 1340 Hume Highway; July 8 between 9.07am and 10.06am; Tier 1KALKALLO: Caltex; 1340 Hume Highway; July 8 between 9.07am and 10.06am; Tier 1BALLAN: McDonald’s Ballan westbound; 6511 Western Freeway; July 8 between 5pm and 7pm; Tier 1BALLAN: Mobil Ballan westbound; 6511 Western Freeway; July 8 between 5pm and 7pm; Tier 1The two infectious removalists completed a drop-off in the City of Hume and a pick-up in Maribyrnong on July 8 and later drove to South Australia before returning to NSW. Two of them had since tested positive to Covid-19.An entire apartment complex in Melbourne’s west was plunged into lockdown on Monday after the removalists visited the building.The Western Public Health Unit identified a “risk of transmission” at the Ariele Apartments in Thomas Holmes St, Maribyrnong from 1pm to 11.59pm on Thursday July 8.The site was also listed as a Tier 1 exposure site. Victoria recorded three new cases on Tuesday, all members of a family who returned to their home from the City of Hume on red zone permits. Health officials have warned the fourth member of the family is also likely to test positive in coming days. The group were ordered to complete 14 days of self isolation as a requirement of their permit, but did not obey the health orders and visited a Coles and a Metro Petroleum on July 10 and 11.The full list of exposure sites can be found on the health department’s website.

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