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Victoria lockdown new rules and exposure sites

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VICTORIA LOCKDOWN NEW RULES

* From 11.59pm Friday all of Victoria will lock down, going to stage 4 restrictions until 11.59pm Wednesday.

* During the five day lockdown there will only be four reasons to leave home - shopping for essentials, caregiving, essential work or education, and exercise for two hours a day.

* People must stay within five kilometres of home.

* Masks must be worn everywhere except in the home and visitors to households are not permitted.

* Schools will close for four days and higher education will be closed, but childcare and early childcare centre centres and playgrounds will remain open.

* Places of worship are closed unless for broadcast of services and weddings not permitted unless on compassionate grounds.

THE HOLIDAY INN OUTBREAK

* Thirteen COVID-19 cases have been linked to the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport, with hundreds of close contacts in isolation.

* Genomic sequencing results for a resident and a worker at the Holiday Inn infected during the outbreak have confirmed the virus is the B.1.1.7 strain - the highly infectious UK variant.

* There are currently 19 active cases with 24,209 test results received up till midnight Thursday.

* The Jetstar terminal (Terminal 4) at Melbourne Airport has been added to the list of exposure sites, and anyone who was there on Tuesday February 9 between 04.45am and 2.00pm must get tested and isolate for 14 days.

* Five new locally acquired cases were reported on Thursday.

* Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton suspects the virus spread via a nebuliser, used by one of the family members in hotel quarantine at the Holiday Inn.

* The Holiday Inn closed until further notice for "terminal cleaning", with about 135 staff at the hotel stood down, told to isolate at home and get tested.

* NSW authorities are currently contacting about 7,000 people who have entered NSW after visiting Victorian exposure sites.

* In addition, NSW authorities say anyone who attended any terminal at Melbourne Airport on February 7 and 8 must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

COVID-19 CASE EXPOSURE SITES

Friday, February 5

* PJ's Pet Warehouse, Sunbury, 3.37pm - 4.10pm

* Bakers Delight, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.40pm - 4.15pm

* Aldente Deli, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.45pm - 4.23pm

* Sushi Sushi, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.53pm - 4.28pm

* Asian Star, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.57pm - 4.30pm

Saturday, February 6

* Cellarbrations, Sunbury, 6.17pm - 7.02pm

* Sunny Life Massage, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 4.30 - 6.30pm

Sunday, February 7

* Cellarbrations, Sunbury, 5.44pm - 6.19pm

Tuesday, February 9

* Brunetti, Terminal 4, Melbourne Airport, 4.45am - 1.15pm

* Commonwealth Bank, Glen Waverley, 1.30pm - 2.15pm

* HSBC Bank, Glen Waverley, 2.15pm - 3.30pm

Visitors to the following venue at the specified times at get tested and isolate until receiving a negative result:

Friday, February 5

* Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.40pm - 4.30pm

© AAP 2021

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