Two Kmart stores in Melbourne’s north and west have shut overnight after two workers tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
The Footscray and Barkly Square stores have both closed for deep cleaning, with Kmart confirming the two situations are not linked.
Camera IconA Kmart store in Brunswick has been closed over a coronavirus case. Credit: Supplied
“At Kmart, the health and safety of our team and customers is our highest priority,” a Kmart spokesperson said.
“As soon as we were made aware, we immediately closed the store as a safety precaution and commenced a thorough sanitisation of the store.
“We are working closely with the Department of Health and will continue to keep our team and customers informed.”
Victoria recorded 66 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos yesterday confirmed the 3064, 3047, 3031 and 3060 postcodes had recorded the most cases since the government’s suburban testing blitz started last week.
Of the four postcodes, 3031, which covers Flemington and Kensington, was not included in the State Government’s priority list, sparking fears of more suburban lockdowns.
Alarmingly 10,000 Victorians had also declined to be tested so far, with Ms Mikakos revealing some people thought the coronavirus was a conspiracy.
“It is concerning that some people believe that coronavirus is a conspiracy or that it won’t impact on them, so what I want to stress here is that coronavirus is a very contagious virus,” she said.
Ms Mikakos also warned of a potential “superspreader” who could be responsible for “many cases” across Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs.
The Victorian Government is yet to update the state on Saturday’s virus cases.