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Masks back inside as quarantine worker tests positive to UK strain

RULES requiring Victorians to wear masks indoors have been reinstated after a hotel quarantine worker contracted COVID-19.

Premier, Daniel Andrews announced the new restrictions including limiting gatherings at homes to 15 people during a late-night press conference on Wednesday.

“If you have any symptoms... the only thing for you to do first thing tomorrow morning is to get tested,” he said.

“This is one case, there is no need for people to be alarmed.”

The patient has visited many locations in south-east Melbourne in the days before his positive result, and a list of “exposure sites” has been published on the Department of Health and Human Services website.

On Friday, there were no new COVID-19 cases linked to the hotel quarantine worker, however three new infections were recorded from international arrivals.

The number of active cases in the state stood at 24 yesterday, with 23 of those in the hotel quarantine system.

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