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The Department of Health has issued an alert for residents in the suburbs to monitor for symptoms.

Jun 11, 2021

Several Melbourne suburbs have been put on alert after unexpected detections of COVID were made in wastewater samples.
The unexpected detections were made in the local government areas of Whitehorse, Manningham and Monash, the Department of Health said on Friday night.
Those LGAs include the suburbs of:

  • Ashwood
  • Blackburn
  • Box hill
  • Bulleen
  • Burwood
  • Burwood east
  • Chadstone
  • Clayton
  • Doncaster
  • Doncaster East
  • Forest hill
  • Glen Waverley
  • Huntingdale
  • Mitcham
  • Mount Waverley
  • Mulgrave
  • Nunawading
  • Oakleigh
  • Park orchards
  • Templestowe
  • Vermont
  • Vermont South
  • Warrandyte South
  • Wheelers Hill
  • Wonga park

Other unexpected detections were made in Bendigo and the Glenroy-Pascoe Vale area.
While the unexpected detections may be due to someone who has had COVID-19, is no longer infectious and is continuing to shed the virus or it may be due to an active but undiagnosed infectious case, the department said.
Aerial of Melbourne Skyline. Credit: Charlie Rogers/Getty Images
Anyone in affected suburbs are urged to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if any symptoms develop.
Victoria recorded no new local cases of COVID on Friday as Melbourne moves out of lockdown.
It marked the first day without a local case since May 24, when a family tested positive for the virus and ended the states 86-day streak without community transmission.
That eventually led to the states fourth lockdown.
The latest outbreak spread through the local government area of Whittlesea, north of the city, and the seaside suburb of Port Melbourne, forcing Melbourne into a two-week circuit breaker lockdown, which ended on Friday.
Separately, a west Melbourne family were infected with the highly infectious Delta strain and that also became a cluster during lockdown.
Under the new restrictions for Melbourne, masks remain mandatory indoors and outdoors and people must stay within 25km of their homes unless working or studying, caregiving or getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
A ban on home gatherings remains in effect, but up to 10 people can meet outdoors, students can return to schools, retail can reopen and hospitality venues can resume seated service.
In regional Victoria, restrictions eased further with more industries to reopen, two visitors allowed at homes and masks only compulsory indoors.
– With AAP