Tag Archives: Melbourne

Australia coronavirus: almost two dozen healthcare workers and patients diagnosed with Covid-19 | Australia news

Almost two dozen healthcare workers and patients have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in recent weeks in Victoria, with four patients and a staff member of Brunswick private hospital in Melbourne’s north among the new cases announced on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Brunswick Private said thorough pandemic planning meant the situation …

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Coronavirus Victoria: state records 77 new cases as Covid-19 cluster emerges in Melbourne’s north | World news

Victoria has recorded its fourth day of high yet stable Covid-19 numbers, with 77 new cases overnight, as a large cluster of at least 20 people emerged in Melbourne’s north. The Victorian chief health officer, Brett Sutton, said despite numbers appearing to plateau he was still concerned. “I get some …

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Coronavirus Victoria: 73 new Covid-19 cases reported as 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdown | World news

Victoria reported 73 new Covid-19 cases overnight, with 10 hotspot postcodes to enter lockdown from midnight as the state tries to bring the cases under control. While there were 14 new cases announced in New South Wales overnight, all of those were in returned international travellers now in quarantine hotels. …

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Coronavirus Victoria: 74 locally acquired cases recorded in highest daily increase | World news

Victoria has recorded its highest daily jump in locally acquired Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 75 people testing positive and only one confirmed to be a returned international traveller. “I think it will get worse before it gets better,” the state’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, said. “It …

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Coronavirus in Victoria: Daniel Andrews considers suburban lockdowns as 49 new cases confirmed | World news

The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, says the state will consider potential stay-at-home orders and suburban lockdowns to contain several coronavirus clusters in Melbourne, after another 49 cases of coronavirus were detected on Saturday – the highest daily number since April. That contrasts with Western Australia which had one new case …

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Coronavirus Victoria: experts warn against blaming migrant communities for spreading misinformation | Australia news

As Victoria grapples with multiple clusters of Covid-19 across 10 suburbs, experts have warned against blaming culturally diverse communities for spreading or believing misinformation, following comments by the state’s chief health officer that appeared to hold conspiracy theories partially responsible for the spike. “There are people who use social media …

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Coronavirus Victoria: army to door-knock Melbourne hotspot suburbs to offer free Covid-19 testing | World news

More than 1,000 Australian defence force personnel will door-knock the two Victorian suburbs at the heart of the latest outbreak of Covid-19, with residents offered free testing, as 33 more cases of the virus were identified in the state overnight. On Thursday morning the premier, Daniel Andrews, said residents could …

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