McDonald's has closed 12 restaurants across Victoria and more than 200 staff have been told to be tested after a freight delivery driver tested positive for coronavirus.
All 12 outlets will be shut and deep-cleaned after being visited by the driver, who was asymptomatic and unaware he had COVID-19, The Age reported.
"We have made the decision to close and conduct a deep clean of 12 restaurants in Victoria, following confirmation a truck driver for an external service provider has tested positive for COVID-19," a McDonald's spokeswoman said.
"Potential close contacts and employees who have worked specific shifts during and after the truck driver's delivery have been instructed not to return to work for 14 days and advised to be tested."
The Department of Health confirmed the driver was an extended family member of a worker at Fawkner McDonald's, where a cluster of 10 cases emerged Saturday week ago.
That site has reopened after cleaning.
On Friday, Craigieburn Road West McDonald's was shut for deep cleaning, and its 223 employees went into self-isolation after a worker tested positive to coronavirus.
Today abattoir Cedar Meats will begin reopening its premises.
Authorities insist it will be some time before Cedar Meats resumes full operations after 100 coronavirus cases were linked to the meatworks.
The company will restart its cold storage facility on Monday. Victorian Deputy Chief Health Officer Annaliese van Diemen said only staff who had tested negative to the coronavirus would be able to return.
Victoria had another seven COVID-19 cases on Sunday, two of the fresh cases were linked to Cedar Meats in Melbourne, bringing the total cases at the Brooklyn facility to 100.
Domino's confirmed late on Sunday it was notified on Friday a worker at its Fairfield store had tested positive to COVID-19.
The store was immediately shut and will remain closed for at least 14 days while a deep clean is undertaken.
The Fairfield store staff and their families were advised to self-isolate and get tested.
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