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Construction worker at private school tests positive to coronavirus

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Students at a private secondary school in Melbourne’s south-east have been sent home after an onsite construction worker tested positive to coronavirus.

Students at a private secondary school in Melbourne's south-east have been sent home after an onsite construction worker tested positive to coronavirus.

The ADCO subcontractor was employed for renovations at St Leonard's College in Brighton and was tested last week.

There were a handful of students on campus at the time. They have all been sent home.

ADCO Constructions CEO Neil Harding confirmed the diagnosis in a statement today.

"ADCO can confirm that a subcontractor employed on our St Leonard's College, Brighton construction site has returned a positive test for COVID-19," he said.

"Our understanding is the worker was asymptomatic at the time of testing.

"As a result, the worker is no longer on site and has been directed to follow appropriate medical advice, in accordance with Australian Government guidelines."

The Department of Heath is working with the worker, their direct employer and ADCO to identify close contacts, which may include two other workers on the project site.

The construction site has been closed temporarily while sanitisation is complete. Works are expected to recommence tomorrow.

Victoria has recorded an increase of seven new coronavirus cases, taking the state's total to 1580.

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Health Minister Jenny Mikakos urged Victorians even with "mild symptoms" to get tested.

There are 10 people in hospital, including five patients in intensive care.

A total of 166 cases may have been acquired through community transmission.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/construction-worker-positive-coronavirus-st-leonards-college/4b7887ff-aac4-419f-8ab1-697c0667f5e3

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