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Australia Coronavirus cases in Victoria rise by 19 as state of emergency extended for a further four weeks

05:40  21 june  2020
05:40  21 june  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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The state of emergency in Victoria will be extended for another four weeks as the number of new coronavirus cases continues to decline, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced. Key points: Another three people in Victoria have tested positive to coronavirus , bringing the state 's total to 1,268.

Victoria has recorded 19 new coronavirus cases overnight, the fifth day in a row of double-digit increases, prompting the Government to extend the state of emergency for a further four weeks.

It includes three new cases linked to an outbreak among contractors working at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, where returned international travellers have been quarantined, bringing the total number of cases in that cluster to 13.

There was also four new cases of travellers in hotel quarantine, three detected in routine testing and eight cases under investigation.

Ms Mikakos said the state of emergency had been extended to allow the Chief Health Officer to continue to issue fresh legal directions.

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Coronavirus cases went past 8,000 in Andhra Pradesh as 491 new cases were reported on Saturday, taking the total to 8,452, even as the toll rose to 101 with five fresh casualties, reports News18. The latest bulletin said 4 ,111 patients have been discharged in the state so far , leaving 4 ,240 active cases .

"We still have, obviously, a public health emergency in Victoria," Ms Mikakos said.

"It is still a very serious situation."

The recent spike in cases has prompted the Government to bring back some tougher restrictions, including limiting visitors inside homes to five people and outdoor gatherings to 10 people from midnight tonight.

But some restrictions will still be relaxed, including allowing gyms to reopen from tomorrow.

Ms Mikakos said people still needed to consider their need to move about in the community.

"Just because you can do something does not mean you should do it," she said.

"Particularly in Melbourne, and in particular parts of Melbourne, we have many confirmed cases and therefore moving about, having interaction with other members of the community does present you with a risk and presents a risk to your loved ones as well."

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Victoria has reimposed tougher coronavirus restrictions with plans to open pubs, restaurants and other venues to more people pushed Andrews said there had been no discussion yet about whether the rising number of cases in Victoria should prompt fresh discussions about travel between states .

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Police to step up enforcement as Victoria hits 'critical moment'

Police Minister Lisa Neville said police were once again planning to step up their enforcement of the restrictions on group gatherings, particularly in areas of Melbourne deemed hotspots.

She said police would also conduct more doorknocks to check on people who had been told to self-isolate because they had tested positive or were a close contact of someone who had.

"They'll also be focused around the school holidays and the ski season," she said.

"We want to make sure that there isn't large congregations of people."

Ms Neville said most Victorians had done the right thing in the past, but action was necessary to ensure people were complying with the restrictions.

"This is a really critical moment in terms of how this virus operates in the future in Victoria," she said.

"People should be in no doubt that this is now — again — serious and we all have a role to play.

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Victoria 's "unprecedented" state of emergency enforces a mandatory self-quarantine period for returning The state of emergency will be in place for at least four weeks , and probably longer. "It is likely that state of emergency will be extended and will be in place for as long as it needs to be Mr Andrews said a state of disaster could give "a broader suite of powers" to control the delivery of

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's second most populous state announced on Saturday it will reinstate tighter restrictions on home and public gatherings after logging a double digit rise in coronavirus cases for a fourth straight day. Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews chastised people

"Police will take this seriously and will fine people if they are breaching those orders."

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Ms Neville said when the transmission of the virus first peaked, police were conducting extensive checks and issuing fines to "send a strong message" to the community.

But since the start of June police had stepped back into more of a reassurance role, including issuing more warnings.

She said it coincided with a change in community attitudes, with the Police Assistance Line receiving about 70 calls a day to report possible coronavirus breaches, down from a peak of hundreds per day.

Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said police would focus on people with a "blatant disregard" for the Chief Health Officer's directions.

"I still, on a daily basis, oversee every [coronavirus] infringement that is issued," he said.

"That check and balance will still be in place."

Victorian coronavirus cases rise by 33, testing blitz to target 10 hotspot suburbs .
A team of 800 health officials will aim to do 10,000 tests a day in a suburban testing blitz targeting 10 suburbs where there is a "community transmission challenge".Of the new cases, seven were detected in hotel quarantine, nine were linked to known outbreaks and 11 were under investigation.

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