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Melbourne Airport Holiday Inn added to list of exposure sites

Anyone in the ACT who is a primary close contact associated with the Melbourne Airport Holiday Inn must immediately self-isolate for 14 days and get a test for COVID-19, ACT Health said today, Wednesday 10 February.

The announcement comes under the Public Health Direction currently in place in the ACT for COVID-19 affected areas in Victoria.

The Victorian Government has announced anyone who has spent 15 minutes or more at the hotel between 27 January and 9 February this year, including staff and residents, are designated as primary close contacts and will need to quarantine.

Those in the ACT who have been designated as close contact with the hotel, or who have been in another Victorian tier 1 exposure site at the applicate dates and times, must also complete an online declaration and remain in quarantine for 14 days from the date they left the site. 

Victoria officially reported another two locally acquired cases of the virus this morning, a hotel quarantine worker and a hotel guest.

Victorian health authorities announced this afternoon another two positive cases linked to the Melbourne Airport Holiday Inn outbreak, taking the total number of active cases to eight.

ACT Health is urging Canberrans who have been to Melbourne recently to monitor the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website for the latest information on exposure sites.

ACT residents who are thinking of travelling to Melbourne are also reminded to stay up-to-date with the latest travel advice and be prepared to cancel or alter travel plans at short notice.

ACT Health said all 166 passengers aboard the repatriation flight from Chennai, India that landed in Canberra on Monday have tested negative for COVID-19.

All passengers will be tested again between days 10 to 12 of their mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Once again, the ACT recorded no new cases of COVID-19 today with no active cases currently in the ACT.

The ACT has a dedicated COVID-19 website for all the latest local information: covid-19.act.gov.au

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