Shepparton News

SHEPPARTON OUTBREAK TIMELINE — MONDAY

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Victoria recorded 71 positive cases, 14 of which were from Shepparton.

Premier Daniel Andrews urges thousands of people subject to quarantine orders to stay home, says previous school outbreaks produced positive tests on day 13 of quarantine.

Shepparton Amcal+ Pharmacy, a Tier 2 site, received clearance to reopen from the Department of Health.

Shepparton Sports Precinct testing site was set aside for priority testing groups, such as Notre Dame College and GSSC McGuire Campus students and staff.

Weekend testing records showed the community came out in force — GV Health conducted more than 5400 tests, and Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative tested about 500 people.

Greater Shepparton City Council reminded people to come to testing sites prepared with water, food, entertainm­ent and even umbrellas.

New exposure sites were identified throughout the day, including Zambrero Shepparton on Fryers St, Signature Cuts salon and Janus Health Hub.

St Brendan’s Primary School families issued a stop and stay direction after the school was added as a Tier 1 exposure site.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees Shepparton alerted the community that the store had received incorrect advice from the Department of Health regarding its status as a Tier 2 exposure site, and the correct timing was Tuesday, August 17, between 9.30 am-10.30 am.

GV Health chief executive Matt Sharp said there were more than 10 households linked to the current outbreak, and more than 16,000 people from across the Goulburn Valley would need to be tested.

The News is providing rolling coverage throughout the outbreak to keep the community across developmen­ts as they happen.

To stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 news in the Shepparton region, including case numbers and exposure sites, visit sheppnews.com.au

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Added: St Brendan’s Primary School families have been issued a stop and stay direction after the school was added as a Tier 1 exposure site.

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