Mernda train line added to COVID exposure list


The Mernda train line has been added to the growing list of coronavirus exposure sites.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has advised that a confirmed case caught a Mernda line train from Southern Cross to Victoria Park on December 28 between 2.30-2.45pm.

Anyone who was on the train at the time is being asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If symptoms develop, you should immediately get tested and isolate until you received a negative result.

There are a number of testing sites across Whittlesea and Hume, including at the Northern Centre for Education and Research at the Northern Hospital, 187 Cooper Street, Epping; Hume City Council carpark, 24 Pearcedale Parade Broadmeadows; Northern Health’s Craigieburn Centre at 274-304 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn; Roxburgh Park Youth and Recreation Centre at 75 Lakeside Drive, Roxburgh Park; and at 157 Mickleham Road, Tullamarine.

DHHS is still urging anyone who attended the MCG on December 27 and was seated in zone 5 of the Great Southern Stand between 12.30-3.30pm to get tested and isolated until they receive a negative result.

Shoppers who visited Chadstone shopping centre on December 26 between 6am and 1.30pm are also asked to get tested.

A number of stores visited by a confirmed case are listed on the department’s website:

It comes as Victoria recorded no new locally acquired cases and one case in hotel quarantine today.