One new case of COVID-19 recorded, no deaths as social lengthy weekend looms


Melburnians can have two individuals from the identical family plus dependents go to their residence. Just one ‘visiting occasion’ can occur per individual per day.

Premier Daniel Andrews warned Victorians on Friday to not turn out to be lax as case numbers drop and to maintain social distancing guidelines in thoughts and buyers and revellers hit the streets.

“Whether or not it’s washing your arms, coughing into the criminal of your arm … all through to a restaurant proprietor ensuring tables are appropriately spaced and ensuring you’re maintaining a file of everyone who’s coming into the store or the shop,” he informed reporters.

“All of this stuff, they will appear easy and really small however all of them add as much as what now we have constructed – one thing that’s treasured however one thing that’s fragile,” he mentioned.

Mr Andrews confirmed the state was nonetheless on observe to carry restrictions such because the 25-kilometre restrict on November eight if case numbers continued as they’d this week.

Chief Well being Officer Brett Sutton inspired Melburnians to name out COVID-19 rule breakers, whether or not they be pals, household or these out locally.

“Should you see [friends or family] who’ve a cough or runny nostril, politely however firmly decline them attending your home or seeing them,” he mentioned.

“If individuals are cramming inside an indoor space and never following the density quota and the distancing and hygiene measures … they’re placing everybody’s well being in danger and we should always pull them up on it.”

4 COVID-19 circumstances emerged on Friday, with two thought of ‘weak positives’ which may very well be faraway from the day by day tally after investigations by a consultant panel. One other case could be a historic case, whereas one case nonetheless underneath investigation.

The 4 circumstances had been discovered throughout Wyndham, Brimbank, Hume and Better Dandenong council areas.

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The Andrews authorities is in talks on the potential for establishing a single “coronavirus hospital” to deal with all COVID-19 sufferers in a plan geared toward liberating up the state’s healthcare system and stopping the unfold of the virus amongst households .

A proposal to make use of one web site to deal with all coronavirus sufferers, and to quarantine Victorians who take a look at constructive to COVID-19 in hospital, reasonably than lodges, if they can’t safely self-isolate at residence, was mentioned in conferences this week between officers from the Division of Well being and Human Companies and Safer Care Victoria.

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