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Victoria moves to high alert after hotel cluster grows

Victoria moves to high alert after hotel cluster grows

Victoria's latest coronavirus outbreak has jumped to eight cases, with health officials preparing for a potential third wave.

Three workers and two residents at the Holiday Inn, who were both released from quarantine before eating positive, were diagnosed with coronavirus as the state's latest cluster grows.

South Australia has already jumped ship and closed their borders to Victoria following the recent outbreak.

Health officials sent out a new public warning on Wednesday night, urging anybody who was at the Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 3:40 pm and 4:30 pm last Friday to get a Covid-19 test.

The Department said it was "taking a precautionary approach" after multiple stores inside the centre were exposed to the virus.

It is believed thousands of shoppers could be at risk of infection.

“Individuals who attended the shopping centre outside of this timeframe are not considered at risk, but should monitor for symptoms and immediately present for testing if they become unwell,” the Department’s statement said.

48 residents at the Holiday Inn have been evacuated as authorities undergo a process described as "terminal cleaning", and brace for new cases.