A supermarket in Hobart's northern suburbs has been declared an exposure site after it was visited by a coronavirus-infected NSW man who escaped hotel quarantine.
Anyone who visited the Bridgewater Woolworths between 3.15pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday should isolate at home immediately.
“This site was visited by a case who may have been infectious at the time,” Tasmanian Public Health Director Mark Veitch said in a statement.
The 31-year-old man flew to Hobart via Melbourne on Monday night without a valid border entry pass.
He went missing from a Travelodge hotel quarantine facility on Tuesday and was arrested hours later at a home in northern Hobart.
The man, who Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has described as being uncooperative, later returned a positive test.
Authorities have identified 38 primary and 16 casual contacts of the man, prior to the Woolworths store being declared an exposure site.
Seven primary contacts have returned negative tests so far and all are in quarantine.
The man, who has been fined $3000, was driven away from the Travelodge by a friend but it remains a mystery as to how he absconded.
Mr Gutwein says extra CCTV cameras have been installed at the hotel and security tightened.
Monday's Jetstar flight JQ715 from Melbourne to Hobart had already been declared an exposure site, as have several spots at Hobart Airport that night.
The man was ordered to undergo hotel quarantine as there were no flights available on Monday night to send him back to NSW.Internet Explorer Channel Network