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Coronavirus hits more Aldi, Coles supermarkets

Three major Melbourne supermarkets have been added to the Department of Health’s high-risk list of coronavirus exposure sites. DHHS issued a warning for anyone who shopped at Coles Williamstown on September 30 from 7pm-10pm and Coles at Westfield Southland on October 2 from 4.45pm-5.15pm to get tested.Aldi Keysborough was also added to the high-risk list…

Three major Melbourne supermarkets have been added to the Department of Health’s high-risk list of coronavirus exposure sites.

DHHS issued a warning for anyone who shopped at Coles Williamstown on September 30 from 7pm-10pm and Coles at Westfield Southland on October 2 from 4.45pm-5.15pm to get tested.

Aldi Keysborough was also added to the high-risk list overnight – anyone who shopped at the store on October 1 between 3.45pm-4pm should also get tested for coronavirus.

Shopping centres continue to be a concern for health authorities with the city’s Chadstone outbreak growing to 28 cases.

Eight staff members of The Butcher Club Chadstone, 11 family and close contacts and four customers have all tested positive for COVID-19.

On Wednesday chief health officer Professor Brett Sutton revealed a relative of a staff member at The Butcher Club then spread the virus to regional Victoria, where two cases in the country town of Kilmore about 60km north of Melbourne emerged.

Prof Sutton said the diner who ate at the Oddfellows Cafe in Kilmore was a relative of a staff member at The Butcher Club.

A cafe worker who came into close contact with the diner and another person who was in close contact with the traveller are in quarantine.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus.