Victorian child tests positive for COVID-19 after travelling to South Australia

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South Australia has recorded its first official COVID-19 case since yesterday’s opening of borders to Victoria, NSW and the ACT.Key points:SA opened its borders to NSW, Victoria and the ACT yesterdayA Victorian girl has returned home after testing positive in SAAnother Victorian tested positive for COVID-19, but it is deemed an old infectionThe case – … Read more

Victorian child becomes youngest Australian to die with Covid as NT cases rise | Victoria

A Victorian child under 10 has become Australia’s youngest person to die with Covid-19.Victoria reported 1,166 new coronavirus infections on Saturday and five new deaths, including the child. Victoria’s health department said the child had “other serious comorbidities”.Previously, 15-year-old Osama Suduh from south-west Sydney was the youngest known person in Australia to die with the … Read more

Get the COVID jab, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews tells ‘non-compliant’ Swan Hill Council CEO

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Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has urged the chief executive of a regional council to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after reports emerged this week that he doesn’t intend to get the jab.  Key points: A local paper reports CEO John McLinden is working from home because of his “strong” views on vaccinationsSwan Hill Council’s mayor has declined to comment on the chief executive’s … Read more

Victorian health authorities list more tier 1 COVID-19 exposure sites

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More venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria have been listed as tier 1 COVID-19 exposure sites.The new venues listed last night are:Woodend Primary School at 146 High Street, Woodend between 8:45am and 4:00pm on October 5 and 6Queen of Peace Parish Primary School at 62 Everingham Road, Altona Meadows between 8:30am and 4:00pm on October 5Virtual … Read more

Victorian COVID-19 positive truck driver entered Western Australia, exposure sites identified

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Three Western Australian service stations are potential COVID-19 exposure sites after a Victorian truck driver who tested positive to the virus entered the state.Key points:A man in his 20s who visited WA recently has tested positive to COVID-19The truck driver was in the state for five daysService stations in Kewdale and the Goldfields are potential exposure sitesThe … Read more