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Two likely positive cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne’s north

Two likely cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

Victoria’s health department said in a statement on Monday morning that they believe the two cases are connected and are putting in place public health measures while the pair are tested.

On Friday, the department admitted it named the wrong business as an exposure site during a single COVID-19 outbreak earlier this month.

People who visited Woolworths Epping during a one-hour period on May 8 were advised to get tested and isolate after a Victorian man contracted coronavirus in Adelaide’s hotel quarantine. The Health Department later acknowledged its error, identifying the correct site as Woolworths Epping North, three kilometres away.

Details for the exposure site were updated after traces of COVID-19 were detected in wastewater a review of previously identified close contacts, the department said.The Wollert man in his 30s tested positive for coronavirus on May 11 after quarantining in SA in late April.