Victoria COVID restrictions increased, 2021 Australian Open participants to isolate, Club Noble, Melbourne Grand Hyatt listed, WA lockdown continues3rd February 2021
“Yes, there will be delays, there is no other way around it, it has got to be done meticulously,” he said.
“We cannot have people stampeding through those bases, it must be done slowly, meticulously. I don’t want a testing site to become a super spreading site. It has to be done very carefully.”
Victoria’s COVID-19 response commander, Jeroen Weimar, apologised for the delays but said the state government was setting up at least four additional testing sites today and was working to increase capacity in Clayton, Brighton and in the CBD.
“We would ask you to check before you go to the site that you want to go to to make sure that the queues there are not excessively long,” he said.
“We will ensure the testing capacity is there today, tomorrow, over the weekend and as long as is necessary to run this particular outbreak to ground.
“We know this virus is wildly infectious. We know it is still now an issue for us to deal with yet again. We will, as the Victorian community, deal with it in the same way we always do – acting swiftly and promptly.”
Daily wastewater testing will now occur in Melbourne’s south-east water catchment.