Surfaces at Melbourne Supermarket Tested for COVID-19 as State Battles Outbreak

4 年前

Health services workers took samples for COVID-19 testing at a Melbourne shopping centre on June 24 as the Australian state of Victoria battled a recent outbreak in confirmed cases of coronavirus in the city’s suburbs.

Biological Health Services workers dressed in PPE took samples from a shop entry, shopping trolleys, an ATM machine, public seating and a men’s room public toilet at an area described as a hotspot by Dr Cameron Jones.

Victoria recorded 30 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on June 26 and experienced double-digit daily growth in the number of cases over the previous five days. The increase in cases prompted the state government to announce a 10-day testing blitz in selected suburbs believed to be hotspots from June 25. Credit: Dr Cameron Jones via Storyful