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A Coles worker from a distribution centre in Melbourne’s west has tested positive to coronavirus.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) visited the Laverton site this morning, following the diagnosis.

Coles confirmed to 9News in a statement a small number of team members have been directed to self-isolate and be tested for COVID-19 after being in close contact with the infected staffer.

“Coles has been working closely with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services,” the statement read.

“The safety of our team members and customers is our number one priority and Coles has high standards in place for hygiene at all stores, distribution and support centres.”

Coles distribution team members did not manually handle individual grocery products, the statement read.

All distribution centres had thermal imaging cameras and hand-held contactless thermometers to check the temperature of all team members and transport providers before entering the facility.

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