Melbourne’s new COVID-19 cluster grows to 15

North Melbourne’s latest CCP virus cluster has grown to 15 cases, with 11 new infections in the last 24 hours, 6 of which were recorded overnight.

Victoria’s acting prime minister, James Merlino, said Wednesday that the next 24 hours will be important as the state government is considering further restrictions.

“I can’t rule out taking any further action, but I’ll update people as soon as we know,” Merlino said. “It is no exaggeration to say that the next 24 hours will be particularly important.”

One of the infected cases participated in an AFL match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday and issued a major health warning.

Audiences sitting in the same area as the person are being tracked by the health department and advised to be tested and quarantined before receiving negative results. Others sitting in the surrounding area are told to be tested if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.

“Further reviews of CCTV footage will be done to determine if testing and isolation advice extends beyond these areas,” the Department of Health posted on Twitter.

“everyone is [cases] Is linked at this stage, but we are also concerned about the number and types of exposed sites, “Merlino told reporters.

the current List of exposed sites It grew from 10 on Tuesday to 51 on Wednesday morning.

Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley said he was “concerned” about three entertainment venues: Prahran’s Three Monkeys Bar and Somewhere Bar, and South Yarra’s Circus Bar, and is now listed as a Tier 1 exposed site. Said.

The acting prime minister also emphasized that the state had no problems with the availability of vaccines and urged Victorian people to be vaccinated.

“We are looking at what we can do from an eligibility perspective. We want as many people as possible to be vaccinated,” he said.

“Currently, there are already millions of qualified people. And, as I said yesterday, don’t wait for tomorrow. Don’t wait for next week. If you qualify, call the hotline for vaccination. Please take it. “

New restrictionsEffective Tuesday night at 6 pm, applies to Greater Melbourne and all residents of the city wear face masks indoors outside of their place of residence.

Victoria’s opposition leader, Michael O’Brien, said the state couldn’t afford another blockade.

“The government has learned the lesson of this cramming in the past and needs to fix it for now, because we can’t afford another blockade,” he said.

New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory have it all Strict restrictions For travelers from Victoria, but haven’t closed the border yet.

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