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Victorians who test positive for Covid will need to notify close contacts themselves

Epidemiologists say the new measure could help boost testing rates, but should be delayed until state’s total population reaches 90% vaccination

Victorians who test positive to Covid-19 will be responsible for notifying close contacts themselves, in a measure that some epidemiologists say could help increase testing rates.

Under the new rules, announced by premier Daniel Andrews this week, people who test positive to Covid-19 will be required to notify their workplace, school, or childcare, which will in turn be required to notify employees or anyone who spent time in the workplace during the at risk period.

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