A LA Trobe student has been diagnosed with coronavirus, after spending time at the university's Bundoora campus.
La Trobe University has confirmed its campuses will remain open on the advice of the Department of Health and Human Services.
All staff and students with whom the student came into contact have been identified and asked to self isolate, according to a statement from the university.
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Six new cases of the coronavirus were diagnosed in Victoria on Wednesday.
These included six men aged between 30 and 70, five of whom had an history of international travel.
Another is a close contact of a confirmed case.
Health authorities confirmed La Trobe University had been exposed to a person later diagnosed with coronavirus over three separate days.
These were March 3, between 10am and 11am in the Martin building room 141, March 4, between 11am and 12pm in the Eastern Lecture Theatre, room ELT3, and March 5, between 3pm and 4pm, Education 1 building, room ED1-220.
All these areas have been deep cleaned.
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The university has confirmed all students required to self-isolate will be provided with flexible study support during that time.
Staff required to self-isolate will continue to work from home as long as they remain well.
They will be granted special personal leave with pay during the 14-day self-isolation period.
Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton warned the situation was evolving rapidly. He said he expected to see more cases of COVID-19.
Mr Sutton urged people to to be mindful and take steps to minimise the risk of COVID-19, such as and washing, coughing and sneezing into a tissue or elbow.
He urged anyone who was ill to stay at home.
But Mr Sutton said Victorians should still go about their daily lives at normal.
"For the virus to spread, extended close personal contact is most likely required," Mr Sutton said.
"But visitors to locations where cases have been should be aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Close personal contact is at least 15 minutes face-to-face or more than two hours in the same room."
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