The Queensland Government is standing by its decision to list Moorabool as a COVID19 ‘hotspot’, despite only two cases being confirmed in the shire to date.

Under Thursday’s declaration, people passing through Moorabool must self-isolate for 14-days once they arrive in the Sunshine State or face a $13,300 fine.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer also named Melton and Wyndham as Victorian hotspots.

“All areas listed on our website were declared as hotspots as a result of the Cedar Meats outbreak,” the CHO said in a statement on Monday.

“These locations were identified during discussion at a national level with other health jurisdictions.”

Cedar Meats is in Geelong Rd, Brooklyn – within the Brimbank Council area but close to the boundary with Hobsons Bay.

Neither City was named as a hotspot, while the outbreak has been linked to 99 COVID19 cases so far.

Other clusters have since been linked to McDonalds Fawkner, Dominos in Fairfield and foam bedding company The Comfort Group in Deer Park.

A truck driver delivering to McDonalds outlets in the northern and western suburbs has also reportedly tested positive and 12 restaurants have closed as a precaution including Melton East and Rockbank.

Check out the declaration here…

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