A full public health response is underway after a Wollert man tested positive to COVID-19.

The man in his 30s recently returned to Australia from overseas and undertook hotel quarantine in South Australia.

He arrived in Victoria and returned to his home in Wollert on May 4, and developed symptoms on May 8.

He was tested yesterday, May 10, and returned a positive result this morning.

Further testing has been urgently arranged to confirm the diagnosis. Until that time, the Department of Health is treating this as a positive case and acting accordingly.

The man is being interviewed and exposure sites are being verified. They will be published when confirmed.

The man who was tested positive is now isolating at home. His household primary close contacts are also isolating, being interviewed, and will be urgently tested.

The department is working with interstate counterparts to determine the likely source of the infection.

People with any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – are urged to be tested immediately.

To see where to get tested, visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

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