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Fears dozens of children exposed after outbreak at two childcares

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There are fears dozens of children may have been exposed to coronavirus after an outbreak at two childcare centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

There are fears dozens of children may have been exposed to coronavirus after an outbreak at two childcare centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

A four-year-old girl attended the Bright Minds Academy in Cranebrooke, in Sydney's west for two days while infected, while another child at the Learning Sanctuary Yarraville, in Melbourne's inner-west was also diagnosed with the virus.

Prior to confirmation the Yarraville child had the virus, staff at the Learning Sanctuary sent an email out to parents and staff advising them to get tested if they show any symptoms such as coughing or fever.

Both facilities have been closed and will undergo extensive cleaning.

Contact tracing by health authorities is also underway.

Yesterday the total number of Victorian cases rose by three to 1354, but only 67 are active, with 1287 people having recovered.

There are currently 3016 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW after 11 people were diagnosed yesterday.

Some 136 cases are being treated by NSW Health, including 17 people in intensive care, with 14 requiring ventilators. The state's death toll sits at 42.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-two-childcares-closed-after-children-test-positive-to-virus/9c88766a-700e-46c8-8c76-56d4266a28da

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