Victorian man tests positive to coronavirus

A Victorian man has tested positive to coronavirus after completing a stint in South Australia’s hotel quarantine system and returning to his home in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

In a statement the Department of Health said a “full public health response” was underway after the man aged in his 30s tested positive on Tuesday.

“The individual recently returned to Australia from overseas and undertook hotel quarantine in South Australia,” the statement said.

“He arrived in Victoria and returned to his home in Wollert on May 4 and developed symptoms on 8 May. He got tested yesterday, May 10, and returned a positive result this morning.

“Further testing has been urgently arranged to confirm the diagnosis. Until that time, the department is treating this as a positive case and acting accordingly.”

The department said the man was being interviewed and exposure sites verified.

The man was isolating at home and his household primary close contacts were also in isolation. Those close contacts would be urgently tested, the statement said.

The department said it was working with interstate authorities to determine the source of the infection.

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