Maribyrnong apartment complex in lockdown

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An apartment complex in Maribyrnong was closed on Tuesday as authorities tracked the movements of COVID-positive movers from NSW.

It is because Victoria registered three new infections on Monday.

Two parents and a child from a Craigieburn family of four tested positive after arriving from NSW. Three relatives flew to Melbourne on July 4 and the fourth drove home on July 8.

Ariele Apartments at 7 Thomas Holmes Street, where the movers collected furniture, were listed as a prime exposure location Monday night.

Victoria’s COVID Commander Jeroen Weimar said no one in the building, including the household most exposed to the movers, had tested positive as Tuesday.

“She [the removalists] dealt with one person there – the owner or the tenant of the property,” he said.

“That man also tested negative, as did his family, but they are all in hotel quarantine.”

There will be 78 homes in the apartment complex.

Five members of a household in Craigieburn where the movers delivered furniture have all tested negative.

Two of the three movers tested positive on Monday, NSW health authorities said.

Victoria’s Department of Health said anyone who was in the residential area of ​​Ariele Apartments on Thursday, July 8 between 1:00 PM and 11:59 PM should be tested immediately and quarantined for 14 days from exposure.

Anyone who entered the building between Friday, July 9 and Monday, July 12 must be tested and isolated until they test negative.

This includes everyone who has access to the residential hall, stairwells, elevator, residential floors and parking garage.

It excludes people whose only exposure to the building was to enter a commercial space on the ground floor and who do not enter any living space.

Public exposure sites will be published as soon as possible once confirmed and validated.

For the most current list of exposure sites, please visit:

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