No travel beyond 25km from home under likely eased restrictions

No travel beyond 25km from home under likely eased restrictions

8th June 2021 Off By adpublisher

It comes as Victoria recorded two new local cases in Victoria on Tuesday, one linked to the West Melbourne outbreak and one to the Arcare outbreak. Four people across the local outbreaks have recovered leaving 77 active cases remaining in the state.

Health authorities revealed on Tuesday that the genomic source of the West Melbourne outbreak involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 was a man who completed hotel quarantine in Melbourne in May, although how it jumped into the community is not known yet.

Maeanwhile, more students and families from North Melbourne Primary School were been sent into 14-day isolation following Monday’s new positive case at the school, as health authorities seek to put “a ring of steel” around the city’s West Melbourne cluster.

Parents and carers who were previously categorised as lower risk, tier-two contacts learned via a late-night text message from the Department of Health that they had been identified as close contacts of a child who has tested positive to coronavirus, and may have been exposed to the virus between May 25 and 27.

As of Tuesday there were about 5500 primary close contacts quarantining, with about 350 released from their quarantine on Monday following negative test results.

When including four overlapping cases, 32 total cases are linked to the City of Whittlesea outbreak, 31 to Port Melbourne, 10 to Arcare Maidstone, one to Blue Cross and 15 to West Melbourne.

There are 15 cases of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine.

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