A Kmart employee tested positive for COVID-19 at a busy shopping center in Melbourne.
The Greensborough Plaza store in north Melbourne was closed Monday night for a thorough cleaning.
Kmart confirmed the positive test result in a press release.
“At Kmart, the health and safety of our team and our customers is our top priority and we can confirm that a member of the team at our Kmart Greensborough store has returned a positive result for COVID-19,” said a spokesperson.
Kmart employee tested positive for COVID-19 at busy Melbourne shopping center
Greensborough Plaza store (photo) in north Melbourne was closed Monday night for thorough cleaning
Victoria recorded 177 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, including one traveler who was quarantined at a hotel, 25 linked to epidemics and 151 under investigation.
“As soon as we were informed, we immediately closed the store for safety reasons and we are currently carrying out a thorough disinfection of the store and will reopen tomorrow.
“We are working closely with the Ministry of Health and will continue to inform our team and our customers.”
Victoria recorded 177 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, including one traveler returned to quarantine in a hotel, 25 linked to epidemics and 151 under investigation.
It follows three consecutive days with a number of cases greater than 200.
“I’m not going to be complacent about the number today, it’s great that it’s below our peak, but we may not have reached our peak yet,” said Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer in chief of Victoria.
“I would like to see a week of decreasing numbers before I say that I have more confidence in the direction in which we are going. “
Professor Sutton said the state sees about four to five new hatches a day.
An epidemic at Somerville Meats Meatworks in Tottenham rose to 12 people, one day after five JBS Meats employees in Brooklyn tested positive for COVID-19.
Both have been closed.
Victoria now has 1,612 active coronavirus cases, including 72 people hospitalized and 17 people in intensive care.
About 1,000 members of the Australian Defense Force travel to Victoria to help enforce the state’s lockdown and testing, while five million masks have been dispatched from the national medical inventory. The majority will go to elderly care.
More than 100 Victorians have been fined in the past 24 hours for breaking the rules for locking out coronaviruses, including more than 30 people captured at social gatherings. In the photo: an empty Federation Square in Melbourne on Monday
The Prime Minister urged the Victorians to respect the restrictions and do their part to stop the spread of the virus – “an intelligent and invisible enemy.”
More than 100 Victorians have been fined in the past 24 hours for breaking the rules for locking out coronaviruses, including more than 30 people captured at social gatherings.
Victoria police carried out almost 2,500 spot checks on homes, businesses and public places and fined 133 people.
Thirteen people in an apartment in Docklands, 10 in an apartment on South Wharf and eight in an apartment in Southbank were fined for social gatherings.
Five people who traveled from downtown Melbourne to Myrniong, northwest of the city, for camping were also fined.
About 9,500 vehicles at checkpoints on the main arteries were inspected and 22 fines were imposed.