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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

WHITTLESEA: Mernda bakery worker tests positive

The Herald Sun reports that a Bakers Delight worker at Mernda has tested positive to Coronavirus. “A photo shared on social media allegedly showing a group of coronavirus cleaners wearing full personal protection equipment eating after they’d cleaned a Mernda bakery has sparked debate online. “This comes as Bakers Delight confirmed on its Facebook page


A State of Disaster has been declared in Victoria because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Stage Four restrictions will be in force across Melbourne from 6pm on Sunday (Aug. 2). The new restrictions include a curfew of 8pm-5am, and a 5km radius for exercising and shopping. In each household, only one shopper per day will be

WHITTLESEA: Chief Admin. speaks about local virus crisis

Whittlesea City’s Chief Administrator Lydia Wilson has spoken out about the Coronavirus problems at Epping Gardens Aged Care Centre. “Our community is significantly affected by this pandemic. In fact, today we have a total of 392 active COVID-19 cases, 40 more than yesterday and less than only three other municipalities in the whole of Victoria,”

MURRINDINDI: No entry checks, says MP

People are entering Murrindindi and Mans-field Shires from Melbourne without undergoing COVID-19 checks, Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish says. “I have had many calls from locals concerned about the ease in which people can enter the non-lock down shires of Mansfield and Murrindindi,” Ms McLeish said. “It is easy to travel into country Victoria either avoiding

MURRINDINDI: Local doctor in isolation after COVID contact

Alexandra District Health and Alexandra Medical Clinic have this afternoon issued this media statement: “We wish to advise that one of our doctors has had close contact with a person who has tested positive for the corona virus. “Our doctor is well and does not have any symptoms of COVID-19 but has been tested and

WHITTLESEA: New COVID-19 testing at Showgrounds

COVID-19 testing in Whittlesea Township has been rescheduled for Monday (July 27) and Tuesday (July 28). It will be a drive-through and walk-up service from 9.30am-4pm. Location: Whittlesea Show Grounds, McPhees Rd, Whittlesea • No need to book simply drive up or walk up. • Open to all Whittlesea residents and surrounds and people living

BRIMBANK: Council boosts support

Brimbank Council has today (Friday) issued a statement about its boost in support for its community during health emergency” “Providing crucial support to boost COVID-19 testing capabilities in our municipality, successfully campaigning for government funding for important local projects, launching an initiative to help local businesses; were all part of Brimbank Council’s response to another

STATEWIDE: Support for sick, sad and lonely

Victorians experiencing loneliness or social disconnection due to coronavirus will receive support from the Australian Red Cross and local community organisations with one call to the Coronavirus hotline, thanks to a new State Government initiative. Luke Donnellan, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, has launched the Community Activation and Social Isolation initiative with more than

YARRA RANGES: Please stay at home

Yarra Ranges Council is urging people planning a trip to its region during the lockdown period to reconsider their plans, in an effort to protect the health and wellbeing of local communities. While Yarra Ranges has been included as a metropolitan council as part of the State Government’s recent lockdown orders, there are concerns that

NORTH: Tests likely soon in Mitchell, Kinglake Ranges

“It is likely that mobile testing vans will be visiting both Mitchell and the Kinglake Ranges soon,” Yan Yean MLA Danielle Green said on social media at the weekend. “Locally Whittlesea’s active cases have increased steadily this month and Nillumbik’s cases have today (Saturday) gone from one to two,” Ms Green said. “Mitchell’s active numbers

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