Saturday’s single case comes as Melburnians revel within the lengthy weekend – the primary weekend that eating places, cafes and retail has been open since July – with residence visits now sanctioned.
Melburnians can have two individuals from the identical family plus dependents go to their residence. Just one ‘visiting occasion’ can occur per particular person per day.
Premier Daniel Andrews warned Victorians on Friday to not turn out to be lax as case numbers drop and to maintain social distancing guidelines in thoughts and consumers and revellers hit the streets.
“Whether or not it’s washing your fingers, coughing into the criminal of your arm … throughout to a restaurant proprietor ensuring tables are appropriately spaced and ensuring you might be retaining a file of everyone who’s coming into the store or the shop,” he informed reporters.
“All of these items, they’ll appear easy and really small however all of them add as much as what we’ve got constructed – one thing that’s treasured however one thing that’s fragile,” he stated.
Mr Andrews confirmed the state was nonetheless on monitor to elevate restrictions such because the 25-kilometre restrict on November 8 if case numbers continued as they’d this week.
Chief Well being Officer Brett Sutton inspired Melburnians to name out COVID-19 rule breakers, whether or not they be buddies, household or these out locally.
“Should you see [friends or family] who’ve a cough or runny nostril, politely however firmly decline them attending your own home or seeing them,” he stated.
“If individuals are cramming inside an indoor space and never following the density quota and the distancing and hygiene measures … they’re placing everybody’s well being in danger and we should always pull them up on it.”
4 COVID-19 circumstances emerged on Friday, with two thought-about ‘weak positives’ which may very well be faraway from the every day tally after investigations by a specialist panel. One other case may be a historic case, whereas one case nonetheless below investigation.
The 4 circumstances had been discovered throughout Wyndham, Brimbank, Hume and Larger Dandenong council areas.
The Andrews authorities is in talks on the potential for establishing a single “coronavirus hospital” to deal with all COVID-19 sufferers in a plan geared toward releasing up the state’s healthcare system and stopping the unfold of the virus amongst households .
A proposal to make use of one website to deal with all coronavirus sufferers, and to quarantine Victorians who take a look at constructive to COVID-19 in hospital, slightly than motels, if they can’t safely self-isolate at residence, was mentioned in conferences this week between officers from the Division of Well being and Human Companies and Safer Care Victoria.
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Ashleigh McMillan is a breaking information reporter at The Age. Received a narrative? Electronic mail me at email@example.com