Another hotel quarantine worker in Victoria has tested positive for coronavirus, sparking concerns the infection may be spreading in the community.
The woman was tested at the end of her shift on Thursday and returned a negative results, but then returned to work yesterday and starting developing symptoms.
She was tested again and returned a positive result.
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It’s the second Melbourne quarantine worker to test positive in less that a week, but both employees worked at different facilities.
Last week’s infectious forced hundreds of close contacts into self isolation, to ensure that the virus couldn’t spread too far in the community.
A full health response is now underway, with Victorian officials expected to provide an update this morning.
A Hotel Quarantine worker at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was tested on 4 Feb, returning a negative result. They returned to work 7 Feb, developed symptoms, were tested and returned a positive result.
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) February 7, 2021