The number of COVID19 cases in the Melton Council area has risen by six overnight, to a total of 102 since the pandemic began.

Of those, a local record of 28 are active.

Moorabool still sits on three cases with none active. The last was reported on May 24 and cleared on June 1.

The neighbouring Wyndham Council area has recorded its 263rd case – with 175 active.

We are aware that many people may want more information about the Chief Health Officer’s recent restrictions.For…

Posted by Eyewatch – Moorabool Police Service Area on Wednesday, 8 July 2020

It comes as police and SES volunteers continue to monitor checkpoints on the Western Freeway at Hopetoun Park (eastern exit to Bacchus Marsh) and on the Princes Fwy at Avalon.

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The 24-hour checkpoints which include booze buses have been set up on nine arterial roads around Melbourne.

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“Police will be intercepting vehicles at random to ensure they are complying with the stage 3 restrictions,” a police spokesperson said.

“Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology will also be used at these sites to detect vehicles that are registered to owners who live in Local Government Areas currently in stage 3 stay at home restrictions.

“There will also be mobile police vehicles across the State enforcing the Chief Health Officer restrictions for the metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.”

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## COVID19 symptoms include cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of smell.

If you need to be tested, Djerriwarrh Health Services has a drive-through clinic in Barries Rd Melton, open 10.30am-6pm weekdays and 9am-12pm weekends.

People can also book a test at Darley Medical Centre on 5367 5000

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