Hungry Jacks issues urgent alert after a staff member tests positive to COVID-19

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Hungry Jacks issues urgent alert after a staff member tests positive to COVID-19

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Hungry Jack’s issues urgent alert and closes two stores after a staff member tests positive to COVID-19

  • Hungry Jacks has closed two VIC stores after a staff member caught COVID-19 
  • Hungry Jacks stores in Bakery Hill and Wendouree are closed for deep cleaning 
  • Staff at both stores have been told to self-isolate and get a coronavirus test

Hungry Jacks has issued an urgent warning after a staff member in regional Victoria tested positive to COVID-19.

The fast food giant’s Bakery Hill and Wendouree stores, 113km west of Melbourne, were immediately closed and staff were sent home after Monday’s positive result. 

‘All employees who had worked shifts with the identified worker at Wendouree have been notified to self-isolate and to get tested,’ a company statement read. 

Staff won’t be allowed to return to work until they are tested and complete 14 days in quarantine, The Ararat Advertiser reported. 

Hungry Jacks has closed the Bakery Hill and Wendouree stores, 113km west of Melbourne, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday (a sign posted on the door of the Wendouree store pictured)

Hungry Jacks has closed the Bakery Hill and Wendouree stores, 113km west of Melbourne, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday (a sign posted on the door of the Wendouree store pictured)

The news comes as Victoria recorded 331 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths, taking the state’s death toll to 246 and the national figure to 331.

There have been 15,251 cases confirmed in Victoria so far, with 650 people currently in hospital. 

Of those, 47 are in intensive care and 24 are on ventilators. 

Victorian premier Dan Andrews said it was too soon to see what impact Melbourne’s stage four lockdown was having on coronavirus numbers. 

Staff at both stores will not be allowed to return to work until they have tested negative for COVID-19 and completed a 14-day quarantine (an empty Hungry Jacks pictured)

Staff at both stores will not be allowed to return to work until they have tested negative for COVID-19 and completed a 14-day quarantine (an empty Hungry Jacks pictured)

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