A child receiving treatment in the oncology ward of the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne has tested positive for coronavirus.

Victorian Health Minister Martin confirmed on Monday morning that the child has been receiving treatment for some time at the hospital and that it is still unclear yet how they were infected with the virus.

A number of staff at the hospital have been sidelined and remain in 14 days self-quarantine after potential exposure to the virus.

“Without wanting to breach the confidence of the family involved, it doesn’t appear to have come from the family, nor does it appear to have come from the rest of the unit there,” Mr Foley told radio station 3AW.

Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald

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