A mystery Victorian COVID case that has put Chadstone and the MCG on alert has been genomically linked to the Northern Beaches cluster across the border.
Authorities have been searching for an acquisition site after a man aged in his 30s from Vermont South contracted the virus with no known links to the Black Rock restaurant cluster.
The man went to MCG for the Boxing Day Test and a number of shops at Chadstone Shopping Centre on December 27.
While he was not infectious at the time, he could have potentially caught the virus there.
Daniel Andrews will provide an update on Friday. We will publish the exact time once it’s confirmed and live stream the press conference here.