Domino's Pizza store closes in Melbourne after Coronavirus case confirmed on-premises

The fast-food chain is taking precautionary measures.

A North-Melbourne Domino's store is the latest to shut down its doors after coming into contact with a person infected with COVID-19.

According to a media release by Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services, the restaurant at Fairfield, 8km north of the CBD, has been closed for 14 days to undergo “thorough cleaning”.

“The department is also working with Domino’s in Fairfield ... where an infectious case has attended, or a case may have acquired coronavirus,” the department said.



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“While the risk of transmission is low, as a precaution the Domino’s shop has been closed for two weeks for thorough cleaning. All 16 staff members will be tested and will be quarantined for 14 days.”

This news comes shortly after McDonald's Australia confirmed they would close and clean 12 restaurants after a truck driver, who visited each of them, tested positive for COVID-19.

The delivery driver from an external company was in contact with staff members while he carrying the disease without knowing.

A spokesperson for McDonald’s Australia explained the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution” at the 12 restaurants in Victoria.

“The truck driver made deliveries to 12 restaurants and interacted with a small number of restaurant employees on each occasion while asymptomatic and unaware they had contracted COVID-19.”

After a deep clean of the restaurants, all will re-open as usual. The McDonald's spokesperson also confirmed no other employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

See the full list of McDonald's restaurants to close here.

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