Victoria has recorded a further four local cases of COVID-19 as Melbourne’s latest outbreak continues to grow.
The new cases are on top of the case confirmed earlier today, taking the cluster to nine.
Victorian officials were investigating if this morning’s case was the ‘missing link’ after genomic sequence connected the latest cases to a man who tested positive after returning from hotel quarantine in Adelaide.
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The latest outbreak could impact this weekend’s round of the AFL with Western Bulldogs players and staff currently isolating after an employee visited an exposure site.
All have been tested with those tests coming back negative.
Earlier today the Victorian government announced a range of new restrictions which would come into effect at 6pm on Tuesday.
Private gatherings in the home will now be limited to five per day.
Public gatherings will also be limited to 30 people and face masks will need to be worn by indoors by everyone over the age of 12 unless an exemption applies.
“This is all based on public health advice,” Acting Premier James Merlino said.
“This is about giving our contact traces the time they need to track this matter down and get on top of it.”