World News – UA – Live: PM expresses ‘deep disappointment’ as Melbourne stays on hiatus

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Daniel Andrews’ decision to postpone plans to ease restrictions in Melbourne suggests authorities lack confidence in Victoria’s healthcare system, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says

The Department of Health and Human Services is working to contain a coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with more than 12,100 tests carried out in the region since Tuesday More than 2,200 test results have been carried out on more than 2,500 people tested yesterday in the affected northern local government areas of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland and Nillumbik Yesterday, 250 more tests were carried out at home

Tests are being processed as quickly as possible and more results are expected soon Extensive contract research and community engagement is underway, including a door-to-door program providing information in a range of languages, community meetings, information booths and improved testing Residents of Dallas, Roxburgh Park, Broadmeadows, Preston and West Heidelberg who have even the mildest symptoms are encouraged to get tested for the coronavirus All families and staff at the hospital East Preston Islamic College and Croxton School are encouraged to get tested at any testing center in Melbourne, immediately even if they are free of symptoms, and to stay home until they receive their results Both schools will remain closed for the next two weeks There are many test sites open today (Sunday) including:

We continue to meet with a wide range of faith and community leaders, women’s groups and local businesses to make sure the message gets out and we have resources in multiple languages ​​that can be used

The Melbourne Cup carnival will take place, but no crowds will be allowed at Flemington for the four-day racing festival, according to the Victorian Racing Club

« While we are very disappointed that we cannot welcome our members and participants to Cup week, we understand the government’s commitment to keeping our community safe. We also recognize the need for certainty and clarity for our customers, being only six days away from Derby Day, ”said Amanda Elliott, President of the VRC

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Update from Dan Andrews

World news – UA – Live: PM expresses ‘deep disappointment’ as Melbourne stays on hiatus


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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