COVID concern at Melbourne hospital after worker tests positive

COVID concern at Melbourne hospital after worker tests positive

Forty-one workers at a Melbourne hospital have been temporarily stood down after a fellow staffer worked a shift while infectious with COVID-19. The employee of Casey Hospital, a 229-bed facility in the city's outer southeast, returned a positive test on Tuesday. Monash Health, the public health service that manages the hospital, confirmed the case on Thursday night. The staffer worked one shift during their infectious period, forcing 41 hospital employees to be furloughed as they await test results. But the worker wore PPE during the shift, doesn't have a front-facing role, and is not thought to have had any interaction with patients. Meanwhile, a popular Melbourne market will reopen on Friday after a COVID-positive shopper forced it to shut. One of the 26 new local cases reported in Victoria on Thursday spent almost an hour and a half at Prahran Market and Market Lane Coffee last Saturday. The entire market was listed as a tier-one site exposure site, with about 900 people who visited during the time period required to get tested and self-isolate for 14 days. The premier food …
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