A squad of Melbourne police officers are in self-isolation after arresting a teenager who is reportedly infected with coronavirus on a wild crime spree through the southeast of the town.
Victoria Police reported that the boy had tested coronavirus positive causing an unknown number of their officers to quarantine.
He was one of two boys arrested at a Berwick shopping centre on Thursday morning, after they allegedly broke into a home, threatened a family with a knife, robbed their car and crashed it into an unmarked police car.
Meanwhile, Victoria Police has been referring to about 500 people diagnosed with coronavirus who were not at home when authorities came knocking.
Because the service started on July 22 the doorknocking teams of ADF and health department employees have made 5000 visits. Thursday was the highest single day of inspections, covering 1150 homes.
“A thousand of those 1150 people could be found where they were supposed to,” Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters on Friday.
“The 150 who could not, they have been referred to Victoria Police and I can confirm that there are around 500 people who were not where they should be – this is cumulatively – and they’ve all been sent to Victoria Police.”
Mr Andrews said police would now determine if those people were doing the wrong thing.