School in Melbourne’s inner north defends stance on remote learning despite COVID-19 outbreak

The front entrance to a school.

The founder of a Melbourne primary school at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak has defended the decision to invite parents to send their children during lockdown, saying it is not on the “lunatic fringe”.Key points:The Fitzroy Community School campus has been listed as a tier 1 exposure siteThe school’s founder says parents were given the … Read more

Victoria records 450 COVID cases as outbreaks in Melbourne’s north and west grow

A woman walks her dog around Albert Park Lake.

Victoria has recorded 450 new cases of COVID-19.Key points:Victoria has 2,793 active cases of COVID-19More than 1,000 exposure sites remain, including new sites in regional areas40 per cent of adults in the state have had two vaccine dosesThe positive cases were detected from 42,765 test results and contact tracers have only been able to link 75 to existing cases.Authorities … Read more