In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, Mr Frydenberg said the office has been closed and deep cleaned out of “an abundance of caution”.
The Treasurer, who was tested for the virus, has received a negative result.
“I will be isolating until further notice,” he said.
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Mr Frydenberg said the staff member from his electoral office in the Melbourne suburb of Kooyong had not yet been contacted by Victorian health authorities to determine whether the office would be deemed “an exposure site”.
Other staff who have been in contact with the COVID-19 positive worker are also being tested and are isolating.
Mr Frydenberg also tweeted he will not providing any “details or updates” on the staff member “out of respect for privacy”.
The announcement comes as Victoria recorded Australia’s highest daily COVID-19 case figures with 1,763 new local COVID-19 infections and four deaths in the 24 hours to midnight.
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews also announced a vaccination blitz for 27 postcodes where single dose rates are below 75 per cent in preparation for the state’s reopening later this month.
He warned if the actions are not taken COVID-19 will “run rapidly through the unvaccinated” when the state finally reopens.
Melbourne’s construction workers also returned to worksites on Tuesday with strict COVID-19 protocols in place despite fears that the protests in September were a potential super spreader event.
Contact tracers are trying to link cases back to the event but it is unlikely an exact or accurate number of cases will be linked.
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