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Vic contacts of WA traveller test negative

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Four close contacts of a COVID-infected traveller who flew from Perth to Melbourne have tested negative along with dozens of fellow passengers.

Victoria's COVID-19 commander Jeroen Weimar confirmed the 54-year-old man's spouse, his two children and one child's friend have all returned negative test results as they continue to self-isolate.

The returned traveller tested negative throughout his quarantine period at Perth's Mercure Hotel and then moved freely in the city for five days before coming to Melbourne aboard a Qantas flight.

Some 265 fellow passengers, crew and ground staff associated with QF778 have been contacted by Victorian health authorities and told to get tested and self-isolate for two weeks.

"We spoke to around 200 of them last night and those conversations have continued this morning, and will continue throughout today and the weekend," Mr Weimar told reporters on Saturday.

Of those, 49 people have already tested negative. They will still have to remain in self-isolation for 14 days.

Victoria's permit system has allowed officials to track down and text 5442 people who have entered the state from locked-down metropolitan Perth or the Peel region over the past week.

They have been ordered to self-isolate until they return a negative result, with the districts classified "orange" zones from April 17 to April 23.

Mr Weimar is confident Victorians will answer the testing call after successfully ring-fencing multiple outbreaks in recent times.

"We saw a very similar situation with the Brisbane outbreak in hotel quarantine a few weeks ago and we, of course, experienced our own Holiday Inn outbreak here a couple of months ago," he said.

"We have been through these cycles a number of times. I think by now all of us in Victoria know what we need to do."

Anyone who transited through Terminal 1 at Melbourne Airport between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday has also been instructed to get tested and isolate until they get a negative result.

Mr Weimar confirmed Saturday's Geelong-West Coast AFL clash at Kardinia Park was given the all-clear to go ahead as all Eagles players and staff had tested negative.

The returned traveller's infection has sent the Perth and Peel regions into a snap three-day lockdown, which is planned to end on Monday.

His case was among two new infections reported by Victoria's Department of Health on Saturday, following 13,000 tests.

It was officially classed as an interstate acquired case, meaning the state's streak without any community transmission has been extended to 57 days.

The other is an overseas acquired case in hotel quarantine.