Victoria has actually announced a series of brand-new limitations following a staggering rise in coronavirus cases.
Premier Daniel Andrews said obligatory face coverings would now use in local Victoria, in addition to city Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
“Today, and in line with the suggestions of the Chief Health Officer, I can announce that very same requirement will apply across regional Victoria,” he stated in a declaration.
“That implies from Sunday 2 August at 11.59 pm, a face covering will be obligatory whenever you leave home– and anywhere you live.
“I understand this will a big step for some. But by covering your face, you’re safeguarding your community, and securing those extra freedoms your neighborhood enjoys.
“By covering your face, you’re keeping regional organisations open, and keeping regional people in work.”
Also, from 11.59 pm tonight, and in the local government areas of Colac-Otway, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Moorabool, Golden Plains, and the Borough of Queenscliffe, citizens will no longer have the ability to visit individuals or have visitors in the house.
Andrews said 13 people have actually died overnight– they are three males and 3 ladies in their 70 s, 3 men and 2 women in their 80 s, and 2 men in their 90 s.
Some 312 Victorians are in healthcare facility, 34 of those are in intensive care.
There are an overall of 913 active cases in aged care.
There are 5385 active cases in the state and 416 in Melbourne City and Mitchell shire. There are 255 in regional Victoria.
There were 19,921 coronavirus tests performed yesterday– that’s about 5000 fewer than the day-to-day average this month.
The state’s infection record last peaked on Monday, when 532 cases were announced.
The Premier put out a plea to all Victorians, urging people to practise social distancing and get checked. He said he comprehends that Victorians are feeling “equivalent parts annoyed, tired and sad”.
“This is among the most significant challenges our state has actually dealt with. And yet, actually, we’re all being asked to make the smallest of sacrifices,” he stated.
“By not seeing your mate, you may be conserving their life.
“By not hugging your mum, you may be keeping her alive.
“And by covering your face, you’re contributing to the security of every single Victorian.
“Day by day, decision by decision– we can get.
“However we require your help.”
The human cost of Melbourne’s aged-care crisis has been laid bare in a heartbreaking image of a body covered in a carpet being wheeled out of a nursing home.
Medical employees covered in protective gear on Wednesday were pictured moving the body from the virus-stricken Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility in Melbourne’s north and into a van.
A very sad day at Epping Gardens Aged Care A body covered in a carpet was one of 2 taken from the center. Staff hosted a party on website previous to the #COVID19 outbreak which has actually killed & infected numerous. Photo: Andrew Henshaw @theheraldsun pic.twitter.com/bGLz9nFIzH
— Aneeka Simonis (@AneekaSimonis) July 29, 2020
The home has been connected to 86 cases– with 27 personnel and 59 citizens have contracting the coronavirus– and 2 deaths.
More than 950 cases of Covid-19 have been linked to aged-care centers, with active break outs across 87 separate centres, as 295 new cases were recorded throughout the state on Wednesday.
Previous primary medical officer Brendan Murphy said Epping Gardens is the center authorities are most worried about in Victoria.
He said the ADF was employed on Tuesday night after the majority of the labor force had to go into quarantine.