Breaking: A Melbourne Black Lives Matter Protester has tested positive for Covid-19.

Victoria reporter that the person had attended weekend protests prior to the diagnosis.

The person wore a mask, was not symptomatic at Saturday’s protest and is unlikely to have contracted the virus at the event, Victoria Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton told reporters.

“They were potentially infectious, so the lesson about warning people not to attend applies. The directions in place which limit mass gatherings … are there for a reason,” Prof Sutton said on Thursday.

It was one of eight new cases in the state.

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Ryan is Contributing Editor