Shepparton man tests positive to COVID-19

A city in regional Victoria has recorded a case of COVID-19, sparking the question of lockdown returning outside Greater Melbourne.

Victoria's COVID-19 Commander Jeroen Weimar today said a man in his 30s had tested positive to coronavirus this morning, on top of the state's 57 new recorded cases.

Mr Weimar said the family of the man were being tested and isolating.

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The primary school the man's children attend, St Mel's Primary School, has been closed for deep cleaning.

Mr Weimar declined to name the man's profession.

Premier Daniel Andrews said a return to lockdown in regional lockdown was not out of the question following the positive case.

"Nothing is ruled out – nothing," he said.

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However, Mr Andrews said no changes to regional restrictions had been made yet.

Shepparton is almost 200km north of Melbourne. It is the first time during the state's outbreak that a case has been diagnosed in regional Victoria.

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