Another milestone has been reached a Victoria records no new COVID-19 cases and deaths for 20 days in a row.
As per the Department of Health and Human Services statement, more than 17,000 test results had been received in the past day, and no new cases proved positive. That being said, three cases are still classed as active in the state.
A range of measures were introduced by health authorities in Victoria to try to stop the outbreak escalating from Adelaide’s cluster. Hence, a testing site at Nhill, in Western Victoria, has opened today to offer testing to truck drivers travelling through Victoria from South Australia.
The health authorities have assured the fast-tracking of these test result samples so that drivers will be allowed to continue their journey. Shortly after, they will be notified via a text message of their results.
On the other hand, people who had undergone hotel quarantine in SA will now have to practice self-isolation for further 14 days if they travel to Victoria.
Allen Cheng, Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer, revealed on a statement yesterday that the risk to Victoria’s border communities was low. Despite that, officials would still be keen on monitoring the situation, given that the numbers have been escalating from other states.