Covid-19 cases on the rise in Melbourne: residents in strict lockdown

Australian authorities in the second most populous state, Victoria, are doing their best to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

State Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has announced that some 3,000 families in Government housing in nine towers, will be put in lockdown and exempted from paying rent for two weeks among other social support measures, including the provision of food and medical supplies.

Medical teams will be carrying out door-to-door testing on every resident at these residences.

This after at least 23 positive cases of Covid-19 emerged in two housing areas in recent days.

On Saturday, the state of Victoria registered 108 new cases and in the last 24 hours another 74 new infections were reported – the majority from suburbs in Melbourne.

Across Australia 8,362 infections and 104 Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed so far.

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