Two Melbourne COVID Cases Have Turned Out To Be False Positives

Experts calling for end of lockdown


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Two 'fleeting' COVID cases that led to an extension of Melbourne's lockdown have turned out to be false positives.

The health department has said moving fast to contain and isolate a positive case is a fundamental part of our COVID response, but mistakes can happen.

The two cases are a woman who had been at a Mickleham display home and a man who had eaten outside at Brighton Beach Hotel. 

Both of these places will remain exposure sites because they're linked to other cases.

Their primary close contacts will be released from quarantine, as long as they haven't been linked to any other exposure sites.

This has led to medical experts calling for lockdown to end sooner.

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3 June 2021




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