The situation at the Melbourne South-West distribution centre takes another hit.
Coles stores around the nation have reinstated their shopping restrictions, but it appears there are bigger issues in the distribution centre, as a fourth COVID-19 case has been confirmed.
According to 7NEWS, it was one of 49 new cases reported across Victoria - the biggest single-day rise in cases since April 2.
In a recent statement, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton revealed a risk review assessment will now be undertaken.
“We need to do a risk review just to make sure that we’re crossing off all of the required actions to make sure that there aren’t additional cases coming out of that outbreak,” he said.
As a preventative measure, staff have been told they have shorter shifts to ensure less people are in one place at one time. They will also continue to clean high-traffic areas on the premises.
The first COVID-19 case on the site was reported on June 23.
"Coles conducted contact tracing and a small number of team members identified as having had close contact have been instructed to self-isolate and be tested for COVID,” a statement read.
“Coles’ standard cleaning procedures comply with government hygiene and safety guidelines."
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