Health authorities add new venues to Victoria’s list of COVID-19 exposure sites

A healthcare worker in PPE looks at a screen while conducting COVID tests.

Health authorities have added new tier 1 venues to Victoria’s list of COVID-19 exposure sites.The new tier 1 sites are:Paynesville Wine Bar at 85A Esplanade, Paynesville, between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on October 12, and between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on October 13McQuinns Gym at 14-18 High Street, Bendigo, between 2:30pm and 6:30pm on October 10, between 5:00am … Read more

COVID live updates: Victoria’s gyms, clubs and cafes to be vaccination hubs

COVID live updates: Victoria's gyms, clubs and cafes to be vaccination hubs

When oh when can we travel? I don’t have a crystal ball, so can’t answer some of these, but I’ll do my best. I feel your pain, South Aussie desperate to go to NSW! I am in Vic and my wedding dress is stuck in Qld! I’m hoping I can see it at Christmas time, along with … Read more

The grief of Victoria’s COVID-19 pandemic is not being shared equally

A woman wearing a headscarf standing behind a house.

Muheden Elmi had survived years on the run from a government intent on killing him before he arrived in Australia.Key points:Community members have told the ABC at least 13 Somali-Australians died from coronavirus last yearPhotos of a makeshift hospital at the Melbourne Showgrounds scared several people away from seeking helpCulturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities … Read more

Victoria’s roadmap out of COVID lockdown released by Premier Daniel Andrews

Daniel Andrews, in a suit, speaks to reporters in front of a purple health department backdrop.

Melbourne will be in lockdown until late October and greater freedoms will be granted to fully vaccinated Victorians once 80 per cent of the eligible population has been double dosed, the state’s roadmap has revealed.Key points:Premier Daniel Andrews has warned there will be “very difficult days” ahead for the state’s health systemA 70 per cent … Read more

Victoria’s COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

Victoria's COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

A women’s hospital in Melbourne’s north has been deemed a tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site, sending all exposed patients into quarantine. The Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg confirmed a patient tested positive to COVID-19 after visiting a women’s outpatient clinic.”The hospital is taking an exceptionally cautious approach and in line with Department of Health advice … Read more