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Brunswick exposure sites grow to seven

A Covid-positive person visited Barkly Square between 4pm and 5pm last Thursday

Friday, June 4, 2021

BRUNSWICK’S Barkly Square shopping centre has again been linked to the Covid-19 outbreak which has caused a two-week lockdown of greater Melbourne with a new exposure case announced on Friday.

This is the second time Barkly Square has been identified as an exposure site, but worryingly, the new exposure occurred five days after the first, just hours before the lockdown began on Thursday, May 27.

Along with the whole shopping centre, the Coles supermarket and Gangemi’s fruit and vegetable store have been named by the Department of Health and Human Services as having been visited by a Covid-positive person or persons between 4pm and 5pm last Thursday.

As Tier 2 exposure sites, anyone who visited them during that time should urgently get tested and isolate until they have a negative result.

Previously, Barkly Square and the OPSM, Priceline, Woolworths and Kmart stores inside the centre were identified as exposure sites on the afternoon of May 22.

The other Brunswick exposure sites have been the Futsal centre at 409 Victoria Street on Sunday morning, and the Albion Street Dan Murphy store on the afternoon of May 22.

Of the 72 active cases in Victoria, none are in the postcodes for Brunswick, Brunswick East or Brunswick West. The closest active cases are one each in Coburg, Pascoe Vale, Essendon and Preston.

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