Following an important 2 hours Melbourne Residents are expected to know if the outbreak could trigger another lockdown or fresh Covid-1 trigger restrictions.
Victoria’s acting chief James Merlino feared a possible shutdown on Wednesday morning when reports of the Whitlia cluster in the northern part of Melbourne reached 115.
Merlino said the next 24 hours would be crucial and would refuse to take further action before Wednesday evening’s cabinet meeting.
While confident officials have “broadcast for generations,” Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton was concerned about how many positive cases have occurred in the community.
He said any lockout would be widespread rather than confined to the northern suburbs of the city, confirming incidents extending from Bendigo and north to north to the border of South South Wales.
“We’ve got significant broadcasts of exposure sites at the moment so that’s not something we’ll look at at the postcode level,” Sutton said.
There are now more than 700 exposure sites across Melbourne and regional Victoria, including MCG and Marvel Stadium.
An infected man attended the Colliewood-Port Adelaide AFL game at the MCG on Sunday, while One later that day was also at the North Melbourne-Ascendant clash at Marvel Stadium.
The decision on the crowd limit for this weekend’s AFL games in Melbourne has been delayed, while the Rising Festival has now been cleared to go ahead.
This comes after several restrictions were imposed for the Greater Melbourne on Tuesday evening, with a limited deposit of five people in the houses and a public and mandatory mask inside the house.
Genomic sequencing shows that the outbreak of vitiligo earlier this month was related to the case of a Volt man who contracted the virus in SA quarantine.
An official SA report released on Wednesday found that he had infected the virus through an aerosol transmission from a room adjacent to an infected guest “as the door was about to open and close.”
South Australia became the first state or territory to close its border with Greater Melbourne, while NSW and Queensland are urging residents to reconsider the city and parts of regional Victoria.
Victoria last entered a five-day “circuit breaker” lockdown in February, when the virus emerged from a hotel quarantine and infected 113 people.
South Australia closed its border to passengers from Greater Melbourne on Wednesday, while the Northern Territory said it would close its border to hotspots from Thursday. NSW urged residents to postpone non-immediate travel to the city.
On Wednesday, NSW Health On Saturday, it was revealed that he had been in contact with people at a sports club in Tullibak, in the western Riviera region, in Cohen, Victoria.
“The event was attended by a confirmed case of covid,” the health department said. “Whoever was present, immediately separated yourself and waited for further advice.”
Ballard Health Services also confirmed that it was investigating a covid test result after the passenger returned to a local hospital the night before.
Preliminary research suggests this may be a historic case and further trials were underway.
Personal and close contacts, including staff and patients, were isolated “with extreme caution,” the BHS said in a statement.
Victoria’s health minister, Martin Foley, said a record number of people had come out for testing And asked about the vaccine.
“Yesterday we also saw record numbers on our vaccine hotline and we want to see another record,” he said.
Sutton urged eligible Victorians to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
“In terms of transmission risk, vaccination is not at a level that differentiates the pace of new generation events,” he said.
“We know people over the age of 100 are still not vaccinated and many will be booked. A lot happened yesterday. There are thousands, hundreds of thousands, who can get vaccinated now and have to get vaccinated now. Concerns about adding, I understand. It’s the same. The vaccine – the estrogen vaccine – has been given to the UK, where they have gone from more than 600,000 cases per day to 250,000 cases per day.
“It simply came to our notice then. There is always a risk with medication and as far as slaps go with AstraZeneca, that is a small risk. AstraZeneca provides very good protection against hospitalization and serious illness, so it is beneficial to get vaccinated. ”