Victoria records single local case of Covid-19 on third day of lockdown

FILE PHOTO: Bourke Street mall, a normally busy shopping hub in Melbourne, is seen devoid of people after the city re-entered Stage 3 restrictions as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File Photo

Melbourne, Victoria:

Victoria, on Monday, recorded two new cases of Covid-19 – one locally transmitted, and the other a returnee in hotel quarantine. The one new locally transmitted case is a part of the Holiday-Inn cluster, taking the cluster to 17 people.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health also said today’s case – the mother of a three year old child who had tested positive earlier – is under investigation.

On Sunday, Victoria had recorded two new local cases – both were in attendance of a party at a Coburg Venue on 6th February which was attended by a worker linked to the Holiday Inn cluster on the same day. The two new cases were a child and a woman from different households.

Meanwhile, the mother of the child, who had been tested twice yielded a negative and a positive test. Health authorities therefore took a conservative approach and deemed the case as a positive case who is therefore Monday’s locally transmitted case.

Meanwhile Melbourne continues to be under Stage 4 Restrictions until 17th February (Wednesday), 11:59 pm. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews when asked if the lockdown would be extended said ‘Victoria seems well placed, but it is too early to comment’.