Yarrawonga Chronicle

Mystery case quashed


However, as the Chronicle went to print on Tuesday, no case had been recorded in Yarrawonga nor any exposure sites listed.

A spokespers­on for Yarrawonga Health said the health hub would remain on top of any local informatio­n and report it as quickly and concisely as possible.

“Yarrawonga Health is committed to ongoing communicat­ion with our community in relation to any COVID-19 reports or updates and will ensure we are transparen­t with any facts or informatio­n as we are notified by the

Victoria Public Health Units,” a Yarrawonga Health spokespers­on said.

“We continue to work closely with the state and our local public health units and will cascade any informatio­n as it comes available.

“We encourage our community to continue to check in or QR Code as this will be used by Public Health Units to notify anyone of any potential risk for infection.

“Exposure sites have been identified by the Department of Health in Wangaratta and Muckatah, which means the virus is in our region. We are urging our community to be vigilant, get tested if you are unwell and stay home until you receive a negative result.

“Always check in whenever it is available and get vaccinated as soon as you are able.

“Yarrawonga Health is running Pfizer clinics Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. You can book via the online portal or via ringing

03 58710950 and requesting the Yarrawonga vaccinatio­n site.

“Testing is available by ringing 03 57438111, Option 0 and has been escalated to the Yarrawonga Fire Brigade training site to enable increased demand should it be required.”

No new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Yarrawonga before Good Friday 2020 with only three cases on record throughout the entirety of the pandemic. Mulwala has never recorded a case.

In terms of exposure sites, in Muckatah, O’Loughlin Excavation­s on Campbell Road has been listed as a Tier 1 exposure site on the dates of Monday, September 27, Tuesday, September 28 and Wednesday, September 29 from 6:30am - 5:30pm each day.

As a Tier 1 site, anyone who has visited this location during these times must get tested immediatel­y and quarantine for 14 days from the exposure.

To check out exposure sites or for more informatio­n, visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/ coronaviru­s.

With a number of towns in the region surroundin­g Yarrawonga Mulwala recording new COVID-19 cases and exposure sites, speculatio­n began over the weekend that Yarrawonga had recorded a new mystery case.

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