V/Line employee tests positive for COVID

Rail: A V/Line employee has returned a positive test for COVID-19. file photograph

By TOM GANNON

A positive COVID-19 case linked to the V/Line workforce has been identified in West Gippsland.

The Gippsland Region Public Health Unit (GRPHU) said no exposure sites have been identified in the region at this time.

There are however a number of exposure sites associated with this case in Metropolitan Melbourne and the GRPHU is working closely with the Victorian Department of Health to provide support while investigations continue.

All close contacts of the positive case have been identified and are in quarantine while undergoing testing.

The GRPHU is urging people to remain vigilant despite lock down restrictions easing in regional Victoria today.

If you are experiencing any symptoms (however minor), including fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell, please get tested and stay home until you receive a negative result.

V/Line have been contacted for comment.