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Friday, June 21, 2024

New Victorian COVID-19 case linked to Sydney

As states and territories close their borders to NSW, a new COVID-19 case has been identified in Victoria that is linked to a Sydney case of the virus.

Health authorities say the new positive case – a man in his 60s – flew from Melbourne to Sydney and then returned to Melbourne last weekend, returning a positive test result for coronavirus this morning.

Victorian Health Minister, Martin Foley said the man was infected with the Delta variant of the virus.

“He attended his daughter’s house in a green zone in Sydney at an event on Saturday night,” Mr Foley said.

“He came back to Melbourne on Sunday evening on a flight.”

He said the man began showing symptoms at around 10pm on Tuesday night and went to get tested on Wednesday.

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