Vaccination Hub is added to Victoria’s growing list of sites for Covid exposure

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A vaccination center has been added to Victoria’s growing list of sites for Covid exposure.

The Department of Health identified the flu vaccination and childhood immunization center as a Tier 1 exposure site on Friday afternoon after previously declaring five other sites as “ high risk. ”

A person infected with Covid visited Preston Town Hall in Gower St to get a flu shot between 9:30 am and 11:00 am on May 22.

A flu vaccination and childhood immunization center has been added as an exposure site at Covid in Victoria

A flu vaccination and childhood immunization center has been added as an exposure site at Covid in Victoria

The Department of Health identified the site as a Tier 1 exposure site on Friday afternoon (photo: people queuing to be vaccinated at the Melbourne Convention Center)

The Department of Health identified the site as a Tier 1 exposure site on Friday afternoon (photo: people queuing to be vaccinated at the Melbourne Convention Center)

The Department of Health identified the site as a Tier 1 exposure site on Friday afternoon (photo: people queuing to be vaccinated at the Melbourne Convention Center)

Covid-infected person visited Preston City Hall (pictured) on Gower St to get a flu shot on May 22 between 9.30am and 11am

Covid-infected person visited Preston City Hall (pictured) on Gower St to get a flu shot on May 22 between 9.30am and 11am

Covid-infected person visited Preston City Hall (pictured) on Gower St to get a flu shot on May 22 between 9.30am and 11am

Anyone who has visited the site is advised to undergo testing, isolation and quarantine for 14 days.

The update comes as Victoria has registered four new locally acquired cases, bringing the cluster to 30 statewide on the first day of the seven-day ‘circuit breaker’ lockout.

Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton warned that higher local numbers could return Saturday after a record 47,462 people came forward for testing in the past 24 hours.

‘You really never know what to expect. Of course, four is better than 10. It’s not over yet, ”said Professor Sutton.

Victoria has registered four new locally acquired coronavirus cases on the first day of the seven-day, state-locked situation

Victoria has registered four new locally acquired coronavirus cases on the first day of the seven-day, state-locked situation

Victoria has registered four new locally acquired coronavirus cases on the first day of the seven-day, state-locked situation

The Three Monkeys bar in Prahran, the Palace hotel in Melbourne's CBD, The Sunweb in Prahran, The Local in Port Melbourne (photo) and Sporting Globe in Mordialloc were added to the list of many warnings on Friday.

The Three Monkeys bar in Prahran, the Palace hotel in Melbourne's CBD, The Sunweb in Prahran, The Local in Port Melbourne (photo) and Sporting Globe in Mordialloc were added to the list of many warnings on Friday.

The Three Monkeys bar in Prahran, the Palace hotel in Melbourne’s CBD, The Sunweb in Prahran, The Local in Port Melbourne (photo) and Sporting Globe in Mordialloc were added to the list of many warnings on Friday.

Five new exposure sites have been added to the growing list of places visited by a Covid-positive Melbournian during the worsening virus outbreak in the state.  Pictured: The Sporting Globe Bar and Grill exposure site

Five new exposure sites have been added to the growing list of places visited by a Covid-positive Melbournian during the worsening virus outbreak in the state.  Pictured: The Sporting Globe Bar and Grill exposure site

Five new exposure sites have been added to the growing list of places visited by a Covid-positive Melbournian during the worsening virus outbreak in the state. Pictured: The Sporting Globe Bar and Grill exposure site

There are over 150 exposure sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria, including the Palace hotel in Melbourne's CBD (photo)

There are over 150 exposure sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria, including the Palace hotel in Melbourne's CBD (photo)

There are over 150 exposure sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria, including the Palace hotel in Melbourne’s CBD (photo)

“We can have 10 tomorrow, 20 tomorrow, we must absolutely recognize that thousands and thousands of close contacts still have to be gone through.”

The Three Monkeys bar in Prahran, the Palace hotel in Melbourne’s CBD, The Sunweb in Prahran, The Local in Port Melbourne and Sporting Globe in Mordialloc were added to the list of many alarms earlier on Friday.

New exposure sites

– Sporting Globe in Mordialloc on May 23 between 6:15 PM and 9:45 PM.

– Three Monkeys in Prahran, between 7pm and 11pm

– The Palace hotel in Melbourne, between 9:45 PM and 6:45 PM on the third day

– The Sunweb in Prahran, the night of the 22nd

– The Local, 22-24 Bay St, Port Melbourne, 1:30 PM-3:30PM on May 21

– Preston City Hall, Gower St, 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM on May 22

There are over 150 exposure sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Acting Prime Minister James Merlino confirmed that the new cases are related to the cluster of the city of Whittlesea, which now stands at 30 cases.

There were also two new cases quarantined from hotels, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to 39.

A record 17,223 received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine after the state became eligible for Victorians aged 40 to 49.

“These are just the kind of numbers we want to see every day,” said Mr. Merlino.

In light of the new COVID-19 outbreak, an additional 130,000 vaccines are being assigned to Victoria.

More than a million vaccines have now been administered in Victoria.

Covid-19 state testing commander Jeroen Weimar said 15,000 people isolated themselves after coming into contact with COVID-positive cases.

About 1452 are considered primary close contacts for the Whittlesea and Port Melbourne outbreaks.

Mr Weimar said the five new exposure sites are “places where we expect to see a significant number of people in the area dancing, singing and doing what they do.”

One person contracted the virus at the Sporting Globe in Mordialloc, making it the first case of community transmission during the outbreak.

Victoria entered a seven-day lockdown on Friday that will end at 11:59 p.m. on June 3, although the acting prime minister has indicated it could end earlier.

People can only leave home for five reasons: to shop for food and essential items, to provide or receive care, to exercise, to work or to study, or to get vaccinated.

Victorians must adhere to a three-mile travel limit for exercise and shopping, and the mandatory wearing of masks both indoors and outdoors.

All non-essential stores will be closed, but essential stores such as supermarkets, bottle shops and pharmacies will remain open, with shopping limited to one person per day, per household.

Cafés and restaurants can only offer take-away meals.

Another 130,000 vaccines will be assigned to Victoria in light of the new COVID-19 outbreak (Photo: Health workers conduct COVID-19 tests in South Melbourne)

Another 130,000 vaccines will be assigned to Victoria in light of the new COVID-19 outbreak (Photo: Health workers conduct COVID-19 tests in South Melbourne)

Another 130,000 vaccines will be assigned to Victoria in light of the new COVID-19 outbreak (Photo: Health workers conduct COVID-19 tests in South Melbourne)

MELBOURNE POSTCODES HIT WITH COVID-19 CASES

Eight active cases

Epping (3076)

Two active cases

Bundoora, Kinsbury (3083)

An active case

Melbourne (3000)

Yarraville and Yarraville West (3013)

Calder Park, Delahey, Hillside, Sydenham and Taylors Hill (3037)

Gladstone Park, Gowanbrae and Tullamarine (3043)

Greenvale (3059)

Gilberton, Preston, Preston Lower, Preston South, and Preston West

Thomastown (3074)

Lalor (3075)

Alphington and Fairfield (3078)

Cotham and Kew (3101)

Hawksburn and Toorak (3142)

Glen Iris and Tooronga (3146)

Bonbeach, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights and Edithvale (3196)

South Melbourne (3205)

Berwick and Harkaway (3806)

Botanic Ridge, Cannons Creek, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne South, Cranbourne West, Devon Meadows, Junction Village, Sandhurst and Skye (3977)

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