Victoria’s streak of no locally acquired cases has come to a dramatic end with 3 new cases of COVID detected.

All three cases are said to be in Melbourne’s East and believed to be linked to the Sydney cluster.

Now a new restriction that could through some people plans tonight into chaos have been announced.

From 5pm, the limit of people allowed in homes will be halved from 30 to 15, potentially throwing into chaos New Year’s Eve plans for Victorians who had been urged to celebrate with friends and family at home.

  • Three new Victorian coronavirus cases have been detected, in Mitcham, Hallam and Mentone.
  • Two women in their 40s and a woman in her 70s infected.
  • Investigations under way to determine the sources, with at least one case believed linked to Sydney cluster.
  • Stricter border closure to come into effect from 11.59pm Thursday.
  • Anyone who has been in or visited the Blue Mountains or Wollongong regions from December 27 must return to Victoria by midnight on Thursday. You must apply for a new travel permit through Service Victoria, get tested within 24 hours of returning to Victoria and quarantine at home for 14 days from when you left the region.
  • Anyone who has visited these areas will be unable to enter Victoria after December 31.
  • Anyone currently in Victoria who has been in Wollongong or the Blue Mountains from December 27 is urged to get tested and stay at home until a negative test result is received.
  • Victoria’s border with NSW remains closed and no one who has been in the northern beaches area, greater Sydney and the NSW Central Coast (and from Friday the Blue Mountains and Wollongong) in the past 14 days is allowed to come into Victoria.
  • Anyone found to have entered Victoria without a valid permit or exemption faces fines of $1652.

If you are feeling unwell, make sure you get tested as soon as possible.

Dev
Author: Dev