Coronavirus: Melbourne man tests positive after returning home from quarantine

He tested positive on Tuesday.
He tested positive on Tuesday. Photo credit: Getty.

A man has tested positive for COVID-19 in Victoria after returning to his home from hotel quarantine.

The man, who is in his 30s, recently returned to Australia and undertook hotel quarantine in South Australia. On May 4, he went home to Wollert on the outskirts of Melbourne and developed symptoms on May 8. He was tested on Monday and it came back positive on Tuesday morning.

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

The man is currently being interviewed and exposure sites are being checked.

He is isolating at home with his household close contacts. They are being urgently tested.

"The Department is working with interstate counterparts to determine the likely source of this infection."

It's the latest case of COVID-19 to be found in the Australian community after two cases were detected last week in Sydney. They prompted the New Zealand-NSW travel bubble to be put on pause for three days.

Under New Zealand's traffic light system, a case with a clear link to the border shouldn't impact flights between Aotearoa and Australia. If the case has an unknown source, travel may be suspended.