Victoria COVID LIVE updates: Melbourne cases continue to grow as exposure site list expands

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Labor frontbencher Bill Shorten was speaking on the Today on Tuesday morning said he would have no problem with his children getting the jab.

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Exposure site list swells with tier 2 additions

The number of official COVID-19 exposure sites has jumped back above 300 after health authorities added 18 new tier 2 sites, including a petrol station, fast food chains, and a pharmacy, late on Monday.

The new additions included a trip on the number 19 tram through the city on June 3 and various fast food and convenience store outlets across a wide range of suburbs, mostly in Melbourne’s north and west.

The additions include a Subway and McDonald’s in Campbellfield visited on June 3, a Red Rooster in Pascoe Vale and a McDonald’s in Flemington visited on May 30, and two 7-Elevens, one in Maribyrnong on June 4 and the other in Yarraville on June 3.

A positive case also visited a fuel station on the West Gate Freeway in Port Melbourne on June 4.

The tier 2 category of the new sites means people who were there at the same time as they were visited by someone with COVID-19 need to isolate until they test negative for the virus.

The new sites, which also include restaurants in Coburg, Glenroy and a supermarket in Southbank, took the number of sites on the list back past 300 after more than 50 listings were removed on Monday afternoon.

The additional sites can be viewed at the Department of Health’s website and have been added to The Age’s map of official exposure sites.

Good morning

Good morning, and welcome to our free live coverage of the latest COVID crisis in Victoria.

Just catching up on the latest headlines, looks like health authorities added 18 new tier-2 exposure sites late on Monday, pushing the overall number of sites back above 300.

The new additions included a trip on the number 19 tram through the city on Thursday afternoon and various fast food and convenience store outlets across a wide range of suburbs, including a Subway and McDonald’s in Campbellfield, a Red Rooster in Pascoe Vale, a McDonald’s in Flemington and 7-Eleven stores in Maribyrnong and Yarraville.

A positive case also visited a fuel station on the West Gate Freeway on June 4 – a short distance from my home here in Port Melbourne, where we’ve had a cluster named after our suburb, where I’m quietly blogging and trying not to wake my children ahead of another day of remote learning.

I’m Daniella Miletic, deputy digital editor at The Age, and I’ll be with you throughout the morning. Get in touch with a tip via email at [email protected] or leave a comment right here.

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