Multiple arrests, fines at Sydney, Melbourne lockdown protests; Victoria records 76 new cases

Multiple arrests, fines at Sydney, Melbourne lockdown protests; Victoria records 76 new cases

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“This continuing and welcome fall in new numbers of cases is the result of the restrictions in place over the past month in Melbourne and across Victoria stop and the personal responsibilities that the vast majority of people in Australia are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“I acknowledge the sacrifices that have made and continue to be made by people across Australia and especially the people of Melbourne and Victoria.”

Professor Kidd said 327 people were in public or private hospitals with COVID-19 on Saturday which was 30 people less than the previous day.

He said 510 people were in hospital last Saturday.

There are 27 people currently in intensive care and 19 of them on ventilators.

Professor Kidd also reminded Australians to not breach any border or lockdown restrictions during Father’s Day tomorrow.

“Please do not breach any restrictions in your local area to see your father or put his health and wellbeing at risk, especially if you are living in an area of community transmission or under restrictions,” Professor Kidd said.

“And for those of you who no longer have your father in your life, tomorrow will be a sad day.

“We can still take some time to reflect on our dad’s and the love and wisdom they shared with us, and think about what he would have had to say about this pandemic and the challenges we are all living through at this time.”