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Australia Furniture removalists from red zones barred from Victoria

11:05  16 july  2021
11:05  16 july  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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Victoria has recorded six new cases linked to the Sydney removalist cluster on the first day of a five-day lockdown and placed a two-week ban on removalists entering the state from New South Wales. The six cases are in addition to four cases announced on Thursday, bringing the official total reported on Friday to 10. The new infections include two cases linked to the Young and Jackson’s pub near Flinders Street station in the city; one person who was in the members’ reserve stand of the MCG (bringing the total number of people believed to have caught the virus at the grounds to four); and a

A NSW furniture removalist who visited households in Victoria and South Australia has tested positive to Covid-19. Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley confirmed on Monday that the man, who tested positive for the virus late on Sunday evening, was in the states while infectious. Victorian residents are able to return to the state but must get tested and quarantine for 14 days if entering from a red zone . Border communities have been plunged into a “border bubble” arrangement for the third time in 13 months.

Victoria has banned furniture removalists from interstate "red zones" from crossing the border for at least the next two weeks.

The rule change came after two removalists travelled from NSW to South Australia, via Victoria, while positive with COVID-19.

Under the new rules, furniture and removal vehicles will not be permitted to travel to Victoria from NSW.

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Daniel Andrews wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews has announced a ban on furniture removalists from red zones. © Getty Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews has announced a ban on furniture removalists from red zones.

Approved freight trucks can still cross the border, but drivers will be tested for COVID-19 every three days.

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Covid Australia live news: Victoria premier Dan Andrews provides lockdown update after six new cases; NSW records 97 local cases. After this Melbourne outbreak began from a group of removalists from Sydney, Andrews says they will now ban people moving furniture from interstate red zones .

"Any red zone arrival into any part of Victoria will be supported. "If you cannot physically isolate from [other household members] completely … then all of you need to go into that 14-day isolation period." More than 9,400 people are self-isolating in Victoria after returning from red zones . Some 1,300 people arrived into Victoria from red zones on Monday. The state's Deputy Chief Health Officer, Daniel O'Brien, said the new cases might temper judgements about moving forward with a further easing of the restrictions in Victoria .

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews said it was the "appropriate" action to take.

"It is just a change we can make, particularly as things become more unstable and more challenging in terms of more case numbers coming out of Sydney," he said.


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People who have already booked removalists for an interstate trip, such as moving house, will be dealt with individually.

"They can explain their circumstances and we can work with them on a case-by-case basis," Mr Andrews said.

He thanked the freight industry for cooperating with the government.

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Victorian authorities have revealed they’ve turned to CCTV footage following “complex and challenging” attempts to get information from three Covid-infected removalists who entered the state from NSW. Victorian authorities are trying to trace the movements of a Sydney man who became infected with coronavirus after working in the state. The removalist visited a number of households in Victoria before making his way to South Australia and later tested positive to COVID-19 after he returned to New South Wales.

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"This is challenging but we are grateful to everyone in the freight sector, they have done a great job through all of this," he said.

South Australia has introduced similar rules, and Mr Andrews speculated that the issue might become a national one.

"I would think that all states will opt to pick up some of these changes and work with that freight industry to make sure we keep everyone safe," he said.

He also said he wouldn't rule out making it mandatory for any interstate worker to get tested before entering Victoria in the future.

Three removalists who tested positive to Covid-19 travelled across NSW .
Three removalists allegedly knew they were infected with coronavirus before they drove out of southwest Sydney, stopping at several towns on their way to Molong, in NSW's central west.The men aged 20, 27 and 27 travelled from West Hoxton to Figtree in Wollongong, before stopping at several towns on their way to Molong, in NSW's central west.

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