Victoria information 273 new circumstances and one loss of life

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews
it is very noticeable that there is a lot less traffic,” Mr Andrews mentioned.


Victoria has reported 273 new circumstances of coronavirus after a surprising week of report new each day numbers for the state.

It takes the full variety of coronavirus circumstances within the state to 3799.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews mentioned he’d observed roads in Melbourne have been much less busy than traditional, with the town going by means of its first weekend because the second lockdown began.

He thanked Victorians for taking the well being scenario significantly.

“Driving in this morning from the middle ring, the middle southeastern suburbs, it is very noticeable that there is a lot less traffic,” Mr Andrews mentioned.

“We’ve all seen lots of footage, lots of reports about very few people moving around. Retail centres – very few people moving around the city. I want to thank every single Victorian for taking these rules seriously, for taking the circumstances that we face seriously.

“This is a dangerous time. This is a very challenging time, and I know we are asking a lot of Victorians, but we simply have no choice but to acknowledge the reality that we face and to do what must be done, and that is to follow those rules, to only go out when you need to, and to only go out for the purposes that are lawful.”

Victoria has additionally recorded one other loss of life. A person in his 70s died in a single day, taking the nationwide loss of life toll to 108.

“I am sad to have to report that another gentleman has passed away, a man in his 70s,” Mr Andrews mentioned.

“I can’t provide you with any further information about the specifics of that particular individual, but, of course, we send our best wishes and assure that family that our thoughts and prayers are with them.

“This will be a very, very difficult time for them.”

The newest figures come after a cluster of eight coronavirus circumstances was recorded amongst employees at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

The hospital says the cluster contains 5 circumstances acquired by means of neighborhood transmission and three circumstances detected by means of contact tracing.

It’s the second time the hospital had reported a cluster of circumstances in the course of the pandemic — the primary time was at the start when a cluster was detected in March.

Currently no sufferers have contracted the virus by means of the hospital.

The hospital has now put in place a concierge on the entrance of the Infectious Diseases Ward and the cleansing efforts have been elevated.

Mr Andrews additionally introduced modifications to education within the state.

From tomorrow, most college students in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire may have their college holidays prolonged to July 20 and from then on will return to distant and versatile studying.

Mr Andrews mentioned Year 11 and 12 college students, and Year 10 college students taking VCAL topics in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire shall be exempt from the stroll again, and can return to common face-to-face studying. Specialist colleges may also be returning to lecture rooms. Classrooms in regional Victoria will proceed as regular.

“I want to say is I know this will be very, very challenging for many, many parents. There is simply no alternative but to go to this footing,” Mr Andrews mentioned.

“We can’t have the best part of 700,000 students as well as parents moving to and from school, moving around the community, as if there wasn’t a stay at home order, as if there wasn’t a lockdown.”

Mr Andrews mentioned these orders will keep in place till no less than August 19. The state had already prolonged its Winter college holidays earlier this month, including 5 pupil free days because the variety of coronavirus circumstances started to spike.