Victorian officials have confirmed the state has recorded four new local cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne’s north with the city on edge again.
A man presented for testing on Sunday after becoming ill on Thursday.
He was accompanied by a male relative who was not showing any symptoms, however, both returned positive tests.
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Other family members were then isolated and tested with two more people, a woman and a child, also being diagnosed.
High Point Shopping Centre in Melbourne’s northwest and a swim school at Bundoora in the city’s northeast have been listed as exposure sites.
Officials are now investigating potential links to a man who tested positive after returning to Melbourne’s north earlier this month following a stint in hotel quarantine in Adelaide.
Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley says they are awaiting genomic sequencing to get a better idea of where they might have contracted the virus.
Mr Foley says more exposure sites are likely to be released over the coming days as they continue to interview those who are infected.
The Minister says they are not ruling out imposing further restrictions.