Anglesea COVID-19 sites to be stood down after false positives
THE four sites in Anglesea announced yesterday (Wednesday, June 2) as public exposure sites to COVID-19 will be stood down after two cases linked to this outbreak were found to be false positives.
According to a release from the Department of Health earlier this evening (Thursday, June 3), retesting by the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Authority has reclassified the two instances – a woman previously understood to have acquired the virus at a Metricon display home, and a man previously understood to have acquired the virus at the Brighton Beach Hotel – as no longer confirmed cases of coronavirus.
“Primary close contacts who are linked only to these cases and not to other exposure sites will be released.
“Any exposure sites linked only to these cases will be stood down, including every exposure site in Anglesea.”
The four sites are:
- May 25, 6-7.30pm – Anglesea Golf Club Bistro (Tier 1)
- May 25, 9.20-9.35am – Anglesea Landfill and Transfer Station (Tier 2)
- May 25, 10.30-11.15am – IGA Anglesea (Tier 2)
- May 27, 10.15-11am – IGA Anglesea (Tier 2)
- May 27, 10.30-11am – Oaks Bakery Café (87 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea) (Tier 2)
The affected venues must await formal clearance from the Department of Health or a local Public Health Unit, which will occur throughout this evening.
In a post on its Facebook page, Barwon Health said anyone now in quarantine in relation to one of the Anglesea sites would be notified of this today.
“We thank the business owners, and community of Anglesea for their co-operation and patience in helping keep the community safe.
“If you have been tested today please remain in isolation until you receive your negative test result.
“As always, please remember to get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and comply with current public health measures and restrictions.”