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Australia Upsurge in COVID cases linked to Melbourne Black Lives Matter protests

08:40  22 june  2020
08:40  22 june  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

Coronavirus cases in Victoria climb, Black Lives Matter attendee tests positive

  Coronavirus cases in Victoria climb, Black Lives Matter attendee tests positive A second person who attended Melbourne's Black Lives Matter protest has tested positive for COVID-19, as a total of 12 new cases are confirmed in Victoria.Victoria's chief health officer Brett Sutton said nine of the new cases were linked to two separate outbreaks, one was in hotel quarantine, and another was under investigation.

The organisers of the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne say it is disappointing police are fining them ,652 each for breaching Victoria still has cases of community transmission of COVID -19 and one of the highest infection rates in the country but on Saturday, for the first time since the pandemic

Planned protests at a time of social distancing draw criticism, including from Scott Morrison, as Melbourne school student tests positive. The NSW supreme court ruled tomorrow’s Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney will be unlawful due to Covid -19 restrictions.

Sky News can reveal that the number of COVID-19 cases linked to the Melbourne’s Black Lives matter protests a fortnight ago have risen to five.

Sky News Political editor Andrew Clennell said contact tracers from NSW and South Australia have been sent to Victoria to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“We already knew that three protesters have tested positive to the virus but now we understand two cases identified today were linked to one of the protesters at the rally,” Mr Clennell said.

A THIRD Black Lives Matter protester is diagnosed with coronavirus after thousands took to the streets - as Victoria faces worst outbreak in weeks

  A THIRD Black Lives Matter protester is diagnosed with coronavirus after thousands took to the streets - as Victoria faces worst outbreak in weeks A third Black Lives Matter protester has tested positive for coronavirus after demonstrating in Melbourne.Victoria this morning reported 18 new coronavirus cases, 12 from community transmission.

A third person who attended a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this month in Melbourne has tested positive for Covid -19 as cases That comes after 21 new cases were detected the prior day, and state authorities have said they may be forced to slow down any further easing of social distancing

A third protester has tested positive for coronavirus amid second wave fears. Victoria reported 18 new coronavirus cases , 12 from community transmission. Dr van Diemen remains hopeful that potential cases of COVID -19 infection from the Black Lives Matter protest had already come forward.

“There have been reports one protester at the rallies worked at a H&M store for two days while ill.”

“The policy seems to also be to shut down certain suburbs and certain areas, rather than the whole of Melbourne.

The revelations come as Victorian businesses brace for restrictions to be re-imposed in the wake of the renewed spread of COVID-19.

The heightened restrictions, which came after 16 new cases were recorded in Victoria yesterday, has led the Victorian Government to designate six hotspot areas it will target with health advice doorknockers.

Mr Clennell said the Federal Government is concerned the situation in Victoria may prompt other premiers to become “squeamish” about re-opening their state or territory.

“In NSW, the Deputy Premier John Barilaro suggested that restrictions should be considered for Victorians coming over the border, particularly to the ski fields,” Mr Clennell said.

“He wants holiday travel from Victoria restricted...it will be discussed at the NSW cabinet this afternoon but Gladys Berejiklian does not want any border restrictions.”

Mr Clennell said while Australia has performed well during the nascent stage of the outbreak, the situation in Victoria is a warning to other jurisdictions.

“This is a wakeup call I guess, as Scott Morrison and Gladys Berejiklian described it, to be vigilant on social distancing and testing if people have symptoms,” he said.

Melbourne faces lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge .
Victorian health officials will be going door to door in coronavirus hotspots to reinforce health guidelines.

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