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NINE NEW INFECTIONS IN VICTORIA: Decision on lockdown imminent

Tuesday’s case numbers have been released as the state waits to see when their lockdown extension will end.

, NINE NEW INFECTIONS IN VICTORIA: Decision on lockdown imminent, The Nzuchi Times

, NINE NEW INFECTIONS IN VICTORIA: Decision on lockdown imminent, The Nzuchi Times

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Last updated July 20, 2021 9:30AM AEST

Victoria has recorded nine new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 as the state waits to hear when their lockdown will end. There were four cases announced yesterday bringing the total for the latest reporting perio to 13.

Premier Daniel Andrews will announce details of the lockdown extension this morning. It had been planned to end at midnight. 

There had also been 49,454 test results received overnight. The total amount of vaccines administered in the state is now 1,416, 523.

The spread has not yet exploded with only 13, 16, and 19 locally transmitted cases of the virus in the last three days.

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Four cases were annouced yesterday bringing the total to 13

Reported yesterday: 13 new local cases and 2 new cases acquired overseas (currently in HQ).
– 17,083 vaccine doses were administered
– 49,454 test results were received
More later: https://t.co/lIUrl1hf3W#COVID19Vic #COVID19VicData pic.twitter.com/DnSowZAsAm

— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) July 19, 2021

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Vic needs greater certainty than is being offered today.
Based on past experiences you would be live the Govt will not lift the current lockdown before the weekend. Why not say so now.
And secondly how many Victorians are in hospital today because of COVID 19?

— Jeff Kennett (@jeff_kennett) July 19, 2021

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Victorians will learn how long the state’s fifth lockdown will last in just a few hours.

The state has been plunged into lockdown after a Delta outbreak snuck into Victoria from NSW. The spread has not yet exploded with only 13, 16, and 19 locally transmitted cases of the virus in the last three days.

On Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews said he would announce the timeframes for the lockdown at his mid-morning media conference.

They are typically around 11am

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The spread of Covid-19 in Mildura has reportedly been stopped.

Testing Commander Jeroen Weimar told local radio that there have been no positive cases identified overnight.

Good news for Mildura- Testing Commander Jeroen Weimar tells ABC local radio there have been NO more positive cases identified in the town overnight. More testing staff due to arrive in Mildura today @9NewsMelb

— Andrew Lund (@andrew_lund) July 19, 2021

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New venues are being added to Victoria’s Covid exposure sites by the hour after NSW’s outbreak spread across the border.

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Dates and times for exposure sites – ranging from major venues including the MCG and AAMI Park to restaurants, supermarkets and cinemas – are listed below.

The list now totals more than 200 sites and stretches from Melbourne’s CBD across the city’s suburbs and into parts of regional Victoria.

You can see the full list here.

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The decision to vaccinate children against Covid-19 would be “premature”, an infectious diseases expert said.

Professor Peter Collignon said there is a much greater risk for people around the age of 30 to contract and suffer serious symptoms from the virus.

“Until we get an adequate vaccine supply which won’t be until October or November this is premature, we should have the discussion but can’t roll it (vaccines in children) out,” he told Today.

“We really need 90 per cent of the whole population to (reach herd immunity). The whole point of the vaccines or the main point in my view is to stop people from dying or getting seriously ill.

“That happens very effectively in people who are over effectively in people who are older.”

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Thousands of teachers, students and their families have been forced into isolation after the highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19 spread through schools.

As of Tuesday morning, ten Victorian schools have been exposed to the virus during the latest outbreak.

Cases have been reported at Ruyton Girls’ School in Kew, Bacchus Marsh Grammar and Trinity Grammar.

The latest outbreak has led to renewed calls for teachers to be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccines.

Luckily Victorian teachers are elite at remote learning and leaders In schools are agile and prepared for anything. Good luck everyone #Lockdown5

— John Visentin (@VisentinJohn) July 15, 2021

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Major sporting events in Victoria are under review after Covid-19 was spread in the stadium stands during the latest outbreak.

Health authorities are alarmed over “game changer” infections at AAMI Park, which hosted last Tuesday night’s Wallabies rugby match, and at the MCG on July 10.

There are concerns Delta’s spread cannot be limited by measures such as empty seats separating groups of spectators.

The Herald Sun reported that stricter limits on spectators at events could significantly impact the remainder of the AFL season, including the Grand Final.

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