Three new locally acquired cases linked to Holiday Inn cluster in Melbourne
Victoria recorded three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 connected to the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport outbreak, while no overseas cases were recorded in hotel quarantine.
The new cases came after two consecutive days without any local infections, following 21,292 coronavirus test results received yesterday.
Health Minister Martin Foley yesterday warned “we shouldn’t rule out” recording new cases, as there were thousands of close contacts linked to the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport outbreak.
Victorian COVID-19 commander Jeroen Weimar on Wednesday said there were 3,400 primary close contacts in isolation.
Victorians are still required to carry a mask when out of doors, whereas these are mandatory indoors.
A temporary limit on houseguests is also in place until Friday next week, with a maximum of five visitors allowed. Out of doors, 20 people can gather in public.
Schools, universities and TAFE centres are allowed to open, including offices though high-density workplaces will still be limited by the 50 per cent cap.
Funerals and weddings do not have a specific cap, but crowd numbers will be limited by the venue density limit.