SHEPPARTON OUTBREAK TIMELINE — WEDNESDAY
Victoria recorded 120 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of new daily cases recorded within this current outbreak.
Five of those cases were linked to the Shepparton outbreak, taking the number of active cases in the Shepparton cluster to 112.
Importantly, at his daily press conference, Premier Daniel Andrews revealed Victoria would not ease restrictions until 70 per cent of the eligible population had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which will be on or about September 23.
He also forecast regional Victoria’s lockdown would end next week with the exception of Shepparton due to the city’s outbreak.
Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative hosted an urgent session of its Community Talks program to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak as it relates to regional Victorian Indigenous communities.
Chief health officer Brett Sutton said the five cases of COVID-19 located in Shepparton were already in quarantine, while another of regional Victoria’s seven cases was found in Seymour,
linked to a workplace exposure in North Melbourne.
Greater Shepparton City Council announced local business owners could receive a free review of their COVID-Safe plans via a Victorian Government service.
Goulburn Valley Health chief executive Matt Sharp said he expected more than 4000 people to undertake a day 13 test on Thursday.
He also added Shepparton should expect to see cases of COVID-19 for ‘‘a good few weeks’’.
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