Tag Archives: Victorian politics

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 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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Coronavirus Victoria: Woolworths reintroduces purchase limits as military called in to help | World news

Victoria has reintroduced limits on purchases in supermarkets and has called in the military as a spike in Covid-19 cases over the past week has placed renewed pressure on testing facilities and sparked a rush on supermarkets for supplies. A Victorian government spokeswoman confirmed state officials had asked the commonwealth …

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Spike in Victoria coronavirus cases ‘certain’ to result in ‘significant community transmission’ | Australia news

Premier Daniel Andrews has warned that Victorians can be “certain” there will be “some significant community transmission” of Covid-19 as a result of a spike in virus cases in the past week. On Tuesday Victoria recorded its seventh consecutive day of a double-digit increase in cases, with Andrews confirming 17 …

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