Vic­to­ria’s COVID-19 Cases Surge

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Aus­tralia re­ported 115 new coro­n­avirus cases, with 108 of those recorded in Vic­to­ria on Satur­day. Vic­to­ria’s triple-digit spike forced the im­me­di­ate lock­down of nine pub­lic hous­ing tow­ers con­tain­ing

3000 res­i­dents for five days.

Res­i­dents of the tower blocks now face the strictest coro­n­avirus re­stric­tions in the coun­try.

Two more Mel­bourne post­codes have stay-ath­ome or­ders, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber of post­codes con­sid­ered hot spots to 12.

Post­codes of 3031 and 3051 will go back into lock­down at 11.59pm on Satur­day.

Man­age­ment at The Glen shop­ping cen­tre in Glen

Waver­ley, Mel­bourne, con­firmed a coro­n­avirus case vis­ited the Bupa Health fa­cil­ity and two Kmart stores closed on Satur­day af­ter staff re­turned pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus tests.

In New South Wales, a

Cen­tral Coast High School stu­dent is among six new cases re­ported, while four res­i­dents at coro­n­avirushit aged-care home New­march House have been tested af­ter show­ing symp­toms of res­pi­ra­tory ill­ness.

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