Confirmed virus case went to Belconnen mall

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CANBERRA’S confirmed another new coronavirus case, bringing to ACT’s total to 113.

The new case, a woman in her 20s, is a close contact of a previously confirmed case and was also at Westfield Belconnen on Monday (July 6) between 12pm and 12.30pm.

ACT chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman says the risk to the broader community is low, but is calling on anyone who attended this location during this time to be vigilant and monitor themselves for symptoms.

“I want to be clear – there is a very low risk of transmission from exposure to this individual and her household contacts at Westfield Belconnen, due to the short period of time they attended the location and the fact they didn’t come into close contact with anyone else during this period,” Dr Coleman says.

“We inform the public of locations where people with COVID-19 have been during their infectious period when our contact tracing cannot capture everyone we know was in the same place at the same time, and there is some risk – however low – to the public or staff of exposure to the virus.”

Canberra records three new virus cases

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