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A number of sufferers are isolating after an individual with coronavirus was handled within the emergency division of Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital yesterday.
A spokesman for the hospital, within the interior metropolis suburb of Fitzroy, stated the affected person examined optimistic for coronavirus upon arrival and was handled as a suspected COVID-19 affected person as quickly as they entered the hospital.
“All applicable COVID-safe controls have been in place, together with employees in full private protecting gear, and in consequence no employees members required furloughing in consequence,” he stated.
The spokesman stated according to Victorian Division of Well being protocols, the affected person was transferred to Royal Melbourne Hospital final night time for ongoing care.
The Age and the Herald have been instructed 5 sufferers have been probably uncovered to the virus because of being within the emergency division concurrently the optimistic case. All are in quarantine for 14 days as a precaution.
“Through the triage and evaluation of sufferers in our busy emergency division, it’s at all times potential that people could are available in contact with others who’re later recognized with COVID,” he stated.
“We recognise this danger and as a matter of security for employees and different sufferers we isolate all sufferers who could have had contact with a COVID case throughout their interval of evaluation in our emergency division.”
Sufferers and employees at The Alfred hospital’s emergency division have additionally been compelled into isolation after it was deemed a Tier 1 publicity website.
Anybody who attended the emergency division’s ready room on September 6 between 5.37pm and 11.55pm should get examined and isolate for 14 days whatever the end result.
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