Tasmania has declared six sites near Melbourne as "high-risk" for coronavirus transmission after a Melbourne man recorded a positive test result on Tuesday morning.
Tasmania public health deputy director Dr Julie Graham said anyone who had arrived in the state from Victoria on or after May 5 had been contacted.
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"Anyone who has been at these sites at the time and date specified [below] is required to isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 after 9am tomorrow for further advice and to arrange testing," she said,
The four high-risk the man visited, and the time he visited them, are:
- Altona North, TIC Group (front office) at 232 Blackshaws Road, all day on Thursday, May 6.
- Indiagate Spices and Groceries, U 14 C/560-590 High St, between 5pm and 6pm on Thursday, May 6.
- 7-Eleven Epping, 705 High St & Cooper Street, between 6.30pm and 7pm on Thursday, May 6.
- Melbourne CBD Curry Vault Indian Restaurant, 18-20 Bank Place, between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Friday, May 7.
- India Gates Spices and Groceries, 560-590 High Street, Epping, between 5pm and 6pm on Saturday, May 8.
- Epping Woolworths, corner of Cooper and High Streets, between 5.40pm and 6.30pm on Saturday, May 8.
- 7-Eleven Epping, 705 High St & Cooper Street, between 11:10am and 11:40am on Saturday, May 8.
More information can be found on the state government's dedicated COVID-19 site.
Dr Graham said anyone who had been at any of the sites, at any of the times, would not be permitted entry into Tasmania unless approved by the Deputy State Controller as an essential traveller.
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Dr Graham reiterated the importance of COVID-19 testing for anyone who has any cold or flu symptoms.
The man had returned home from India via the Maldives and Singapore on April 19 and quarantined in South Australia before returning home to Victoria on May 4.
He developed symptoms on May 8, was tested on May 10, and returned the following morning.
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