The Northern Territory has designated three COVID-19 hotspots in suburban Melbourne as COVID-19 hotspots after a second hotel quarantine worker contracted the virus in less than a week

The woman tested positive after her shift on Sunday and has since worked with contact tracers who have identified three potential exposure sites in the northwest of the city

More than 100 people, including 12 members of the Australian Armed Forces and nine police officers, have been identified as close contacts with the woman they worked with at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport

NT chief health officer Hugh Heggie says Monday’s community virus case, which has been linked to hotel quarantine, prompted his decision

People arriving from the new hotspots in the NT must go to a monitored quarantine or they can return to Melbourne

Everyone in the NT who has been February is located at one of the hotspots, must isolate until it receives a negative test result

Dr Heggie previously said that explaining individual hotspots in suburbs is a targeted approach by NT Health based on the movement of the infected person and the locations of potential exposure

10 Melbourne suburbs that were listed as hotspots on Thursday have now been removed from the list, including Melbourne, West Melbourne, Brighton, South Clayton, Heatherton, Keysborough, Moorabbin, Noble Park, Springvale and Wheelers Hill

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