- Victoria to enter it's sixth lockdown from 8pm tonight
- There are only five reasons to leave the home
- The announcement comes after several mystery cases recorded today
Victoria will enter a lockdown at 8 pm tonight following eight positive cases recorded in the state today.
Among the positive test results were several mystery cases.
The positive results are suspected to be the highly infectious Delta variant.
Under the lockdown restrictions, there are five reasons to leave the home, including:
- getting the food and essential supplies
- exercising for up to two hours
- care or caregiving
- authorised work or education (if it cannot be done from home)
- to receive a vaccination (at the closest possible location)
Face masks remain mandatory across the state both indoors and outdoors unless an exception applies.
“No Victorian wants to be in this position. We know that the Delta variant moves faster than anything our public health experts have seen before – and we know what we need to do to drive it down once again.”
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews
“We’ve done it before, we’ll do it again… If we all play our part we can get out of this.”
Many new exposure sites have been added to the list.
This will be the state’s sixth lockdown.
Perth Covid Scare
Western Australia has recorded no new cases overnight or today following one positive test in Perth yesterday.
A FIFO worker returned a ‘weak’ positive test before subsequently testing negative. The man had shown no symptoms before receiving the positive result.
Further complicating matters the man in his 30’s had tested positive to Covid early last year.
Premier Mark McGowin described it as a “very, very confusing and odd case”.
All close contacts, including the man’s girlfriend and housemates, have returned a negative test.
The case was active in the community while potentially contagious. Anyone who has been to any of the exposure sites is urged to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative test.