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South Melbourne Market closed as dozens of new exposure sites added overnight

Neil Mitchell
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The South Melbourne Market is closed today, with scores of staff and customers sent into isolation after the market was listed as an exposure site.

A positive case visited the market on Saturday from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

The entire market is listed as a Tier 2 site for that time period.

Anyone who visited during that time must get a COVID-19 test and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Padre Coffee, within the market, is a Tier 1 site between 11:30am and 12:30pm on Saturday. Anyone who was there must get tested and isolate for 14 days.

Executive director of the South Melbourne Market, Danielle Bleazby, says “about 7000 people” visited the market during the exposure period.

The market is normally closed on Thursdays, and will be closed as usual tomorrow.

“We’ll be right to go on Friday,” Ms Bleazby said.

Press PLAY below to hear the latest from South Melbourne Market’s executive director

Meanwhile, new sites elsewhere in South Melbourne have been added, along with sites in Port Melbourne, South Yarra, the CBD, Richmond and Southbank.

More than 200 residents are in hard lockdown at a Southbank residential complex where transmission of the virus is believed to have occurred in communal areas.

SEE THE FULL LIST OF EXPOSURE SITES HERE.

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