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Melbourne Cup 2021: Two positive Covid-19 cases linked to Flemington Racecourse

The Melbourne Cup has been hit with Covid-19, with two people who attended the racecourse testing positive.

Thousands of people who attended the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday may have been exposed to Covid-19 after two people who were at the race tested positive.

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) announced the cases on Friday.

One was a contractor who worked at the racecourse on Derby Day and Melbourne Cup Day.

The other was a patron who attended Cup Day.

Both people were fully vaccinated and the two cases are not linked.

“The VRC is working closely with the Department of Health which has been very supportive of the Club’s COVID-Safe Event Plan and management of the two cases and the conduct of the COVID-Safe event of the Melbourne Cup Carnival,” the club said in a statement.

“The contractor who tested positive worked two full days in The Arbour in the Purple Zone on the ground floor of the Club Stand.

“The Department of Health has advised the VRC that patrons and staff who attended The Arbour on Cup Day are considered at low risk.

“Based on this, patrons and staff are advised to monitor their health and get tested if they develop any symptoms.

“The patron who tested positive attended the deck bar within the Green Zone on Cup Day and the Department of Health is in direct contact with the patron and their two social close contacts, who are also fully vaccinated.

“Patrons who attended the deck bar on Cup Day are being contacted directly via SMS by the VRC and staff have also been contacted.”

The two venues have been deep cleaned and will be ready for safe operation for Stakes Day on Saturday, the Club said.

A total of 10,000 people attended the Melbourne Cup.

Originally published as Two positive Covid-19 cases linked to Melbourne Cup, attendees on alert

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