Melbourne to ease more COVID curbs as 80% vaccination rate nears

Melbourne to ease more COVID curbs as 80% vaccination rate nears

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a deserted city bridge during a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders//File Photo/File PhotoMELBOURNE, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Melbourne, the world’s most locked-down city that emerged from its latest … Read more

COVID-19 outbreak at Melbourne detention hotel sees 17 asylum seekers test positive, one admitted to hospital

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At least 17 asylum seekers detained in a Melbourne facility have tested positive to COVID-19, with one person being treated in hospital.Key points:The Park Hotel in Melbourne is being used as an alternative detention facility to house asylum seekersAn asylum seeker who contracted COVID-19 there said he did not feel safeAustralian Border Force says 55 … Read more

GPs brace for COVID-19 case surge as Melbourne exits lockdown

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With cases continuing to peak ahead of Melbourne’s reopening at midnight, general practitioners like Simon Benson are about to become even busier.Key points:The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners released a report on Thursday calling for more funding for primary care As COVID-19 numbers grow, mild cases will be managed by GPs to ease the burden … Read more

Melbourne readies to exit world’s longest COVID-19 lockdown

Melbourne readies to exit world's longest COVID-19 lockdown

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a deserted city bridge during morning commute hours on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders//File PhotoVictoria records second-highest daily rise in casesQantas … Read more

Melbourne to ease Covid lockdowns as vaccinations rise

MELBOURNE: Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its stay-at-home orders this week, officials said on Sunday. By Friday, when some curbs will be lifted, the Australian city of 5 million people will have been under six lockdowns totalling 262 days, or … Read more

Melbourne to ease world’s longest COVID-19 lockdowns as vaccinations rise

Melbourne to ease world's longest COVID-19 lockdowns as vaccinations rise

People wear protective face masks in the city centre during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Loren ElliottMELBOURNE, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its … Read more

Melbourne set for COVID lockdown exit despite record cases as vaccinations spike

Melbourne set for COVID lockdown exit despite record cases as vaccinations spike

A lone woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks across a city centre bridge as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File PhotoSYDNEY, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Melbourne will exit months of COVID-19 lockdown next week helped by a … Read more

Victoria Covid update: Melbourne teenager shares how ‘Covid almost killed me’ amid new vaccine push | Victoria

A 17-year-old girl from Hume has shared her brutal experience of “nearly dying” with Covid-19 in a push to encourage Victorians to get vaccinated as the state recorded its deadliest day of the current outbreak and passed 60% second dose targets.Saela and her seven family members acquired Covid-19 while she was completing Year 11 last … Read more

Tier 1 COVID exposure sites listed in Melbourne and regional Victoria as case numbers spike

Castlemaine Health hospital, a part modern, part old red brick building in Castlemaine

Multiple medical facilities are prominent among the latest tier 1 additions to Victoria’s COVID exposure site list. The new tier 1 locations include:Rowville Medical Clinic on September 28 between 4:50pm and 5:40pmFour Corners Medical Clinic in Cobblebank on September 27 between 12:30pm and 1:30pmSmile Avenue Specialist Orthodontists in Blackburn on September 27 between 11:00am and 12:00pmIn addition, some patients at … Read more

Second Melbourne anti-lockdown protester tests positive to COVID-19

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A second person who took part in anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne has tested positive to COVID-19, health authorities have confirmed.Key points:The Geelong man from his 30s tested positive during the weekHe was likely infectious while at the protest, COVID response commander Jeroen Weimar saysA Melbourne man was earlier hospitalised with COVID-19 after attending … Read more

Melbourne police fire pepper balls, pellets to break up COVID-19 protest

Melbourne police fire pepper balls, pellets to break up COVID-19 protest

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Police in Melbourne fired pepper balls and rubber pellets on Tuesday to disperse about 2,000 protesters who defied stay-at- home orders to damage property, block a busy freeway and injure three officers, leading to more than 60 arrests.It was the second day of demonstrations in the locked-down Australian city after … Read more