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Second Flinders Street Station worker tests positive, 13 staff isolate

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Metro told workers that the individual did not perform any passenger-facing activities during this time and that after discovering the positive test, it locked down parts of Flinders Street Station to deep clean.

Last week, Metro Trains staff working at Flinders Street Station expressed anger after they were not told a contract cleaner had tested positive to coronavirus before they inadvertently found out a week later.

Cleaning company ISS informed its staff that a cleaner who regularly worked at Flinders Street had been at the railway station while infectious on Monday, June 15.

The cleaner was immediately sent home after feeling ill and later tested positive for coronavirus. Metro Trains did not tell its workers at the station for more than a week.

Ms Baxter took great pains to point out that the new confirmed case “had absolutely no contact between the case of the ISS contractor who was diagnosed earlier this week, and this employee”.

“Our employee followed the correct procedure of staying home when unwell, seeking a COVID-19 test and promptly advising Metro of the positive test result,” she said.

It is not known how the employee came to contract coronavirus.

The fresh positive comes as Victoria had 41 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, the highest number of daily cases since early April, with Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer admitting she was “very concerned” about the surge.

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