Victoria has taped 127 new cases of Covid-19 overnight, marking a record spike for the state.
Here’s a fast breakdown:
– 34 of those cases relate to recognized and contained breakouts;-LRB-
– 40 are the product of regular screening; and
– 53 are under investigation.
There are 2,660 cases across the state.
Australia has tape-recorded a total 8387 cases of Covid-19, with 3230 in New South Wales, 2663 in Victoria, 1067 in Queensland, 443 in South Australia, 618 in Western Australia, 228 in Tasmania, 108 in the Australian Capital Area and 30 in the Northern Area.
Australia’s coronavirus death toll now sits at 105 after a guy passed away in Victoria.
‘This might not be more severe’: Premier’s caution
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has alerted that a release from lockdown constraints will be “further away” if individuals do not follow the guidelines.
“That will be further away still if individuals state, ‘Well, I want this to be over so I’m going to pretend that it is.’ It isn’t. There’s a long way to run in this.
“This is serious, this is genuine, and no Victorian has any excuse however to take this seriously. Otherwise, we will end up in a situation where all post codes are locked down. No one desires that and no one through their actions and the choices they make should make that most likely.”
He went on: “I require each of you to do the ideal thing. Otherwise, everyone is going to be back in their home in a lockdown. That’s what’s going to take place.
“This might not be more major. I’m not telling individuals what to do, I’m asking– deal with me and my team and we will get this back under control and we will be able to resume our reducing, our opening up. The alternative is individuals pretend it’s over and it will be anything however over if a few of this behaviour continues.”
NSW Premier verifies border closure
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has likewise verified the NSW-Victoria border will close from midnight tomorrow night.
“Today and tomorrow is the last time in which any Victorians will be enabled across the border unless they have a special license or some exemption,” she stated.
“What is occurring in Victoria is really various which is why we have actually needed to take this essential step,” she included. “We would not have actually taken this step, unless we definitely had to and, in essence, it likewise takes pressure off Victorian resources, due to the fact that our cops and our health officials have the ability to do their jobs on this side of the border and permit the Victorian officials, whether it is their health officials or their police, to concentrate on getting our control of the virus.”
Andrews stated the border closure will be policed on the NSW side, “so as not to be a drain on resources that are quite focused on battling the infection today across our state”.
“I am grateful to the Premier of New South Wales for her assistance in providing impact to that,” he said at his interview from Melbourne. “This is one of those preventive measures, it is one of those things that I think will assist us in broader terms consist of the spread of the infection and what it indicates, for example, is many personnel who are presently being used or released to take temperature levels, to do all sorts of coordination work– whether it be at our airports or at train stations, for instance, will no longer need to do that work and can possibly be redeployed into probably far more essential roles.
“I apologise for any hassle that will trigger people who have inescapable travel to New South Wales.”