Victoria’s Covid-19 lockdown WILL be extended past the weekend after three new infections
Victoria’s snap-seven day lockdown is likely to be extended for another week, as Dan Andrews’ cabinet holds crisis talks after three new infections.
The Herald Sun reported the decision was made at a late-night meeting between policymakers and health officials on Tuesday.
About 6.5 million Victorians were ordered into lockdown at 11.59pm Thursday after a rapidly-spreading Covid-19 outbreak in the norther suburbs of Melbourne.
The cluster, which has been linked to the double mutant Indian strain, grew to 54 cases on Tuesday, including nine new locally-acquired cases.
Health authorities remain on edge after it was revealed that complete strangers had been infected by walking past Covid-positive cases.
Victoria’s Department of Health said ‘four or five’ cases emerged from ‘brushing past’ strangers who unwittingly transmitted the virus.
The list of exposure sites has now swelled to 329 venues.