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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Coronavirus Pandemic

WHITTLESEA: Vaccinations back at Plenty Ranges centre

A mass vaccination hub has returned to the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre in South Morang to support the effort to deliver thousands of third doses in coming weeks. Northern Health is again partnering with the City of Whittlesea to run the clinic in the Eucalyptus Room at PRACC as well as a specialised

BREAKING: Mitchell Shire stays in lockdown

Mitchell Shire will remain in lockdown, the Victorian Deputy Chief Officer announced on Sunday morning (Sep. 26). There had been hopes that the seven-day lockdown would come to a close at 11.59pm Sunday, as originally hoped. Deb Friedman, Deputy CHO, said that Mitchell risked incursions from nearby areas such as Hume municipality. She urged Mitchell

LOCKDOWN: No issue on August 18

The Victorian Government has announced a further seven-day lockdown to take effect until at least Thursday, August 19. This applies to the Greater Melbourne area. This means that the August 18 editions of The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer cannot proceed. Hopefully, lockdown will lift so that we can be back on the streets with

STATEWIDE: Disaster payments from today

Eligible Victorians impacted by COVID-19 restrictions can claim the COVID-19 Disaster Payment from today. The COVID-19 Disaster Payment is available to help Victorians whose income or hours of work have been impacted by the current lockdown. Senator Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, explained people are now able to claim

SOUTH-EAST: Many contact points in COVID scare

The 26-year-old quarantine staffer at the centre of the latestCOVID scare had a wide variety of contact points while potentially infectious. The Department of Health and Human Services said late last week that the Tier 1 public exposure sites were: • Brighton. North Point Cafe, 2B North Rd.• Brandon Park. Kmart. Cnr Springvale and Ferntree

MITCHELL: New local COVID-19 case

A new COVID-19 case in Mitchell Shire was announced on Sunday by Premier Daniel Andrews and Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton. The case is associated with the Butcher Club outbreak associated with a retail meat outlet at Chadstone Shopping Centre. The Mitchell Shire case relates to a household member of one of the staff

BANYULE: People want to see their parents

Ivanhoe MLA Anthony Carbines told State Parliament of the things that local people want to do most as the COVID-19 recovery takes place. “I know in my own community the very significant work being done in aged-care services to provide opportunities for families to be able to reconnect, to make ways for families to be

MURRINDINDI: 9 COVID cases, 4 of them active

There have been nine Coronavirus cases in Murrindindi Shire, according to figures released this afternoon (Sat.) by the Department of Health and Human Services. These nine cases have been recorded since data was collected at the start of the pandemic earlier this year. Four of the cases have been at Kinglake, according to the independent

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

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