Mornington Peninsula COVID-19 Update – 16 March 2020

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Mornington Peninsula libraries, gallery, leisure centres and tourist information to close. Mornington Cup to go ahead without members of the public. Local footy faces a ‘delayed start’. A polio survivor talks about surviving, and suffering, through an epidemic.

Key facts from today’s announcement by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton

  • Fourteen new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 71.
  • The new cases include nine men and five women, with ages ranging from their teens to 60s.
  • Seven of the new confirmed cases were acquired overseas or through close contact with known, confirmed cases of COVID-19, and seven cases are still being investigated.
  • At the present time, there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
  • Currently five people are recovering in hospital. More than 11,700 Victorians have been tested to date.

 

Libraries, gallery, leisure centres and tourist information to close

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has announced the temporary closure of shire facilities “until further notice” due to COVID-19.

Read the article here.

 

Patrons scratched from Mornington Cup

Fans of the Mornington Cup will be able to watch Saturday’s races live on Channel Seven, but will not be able to attend in person.

Read the article here.

 

Delayed start for footy leagues ‘expected’

The Mornington Peninsula Nepean, South East Women’s, Frankston and District Junior, and Mornington Peninsula Junior football leagues face delayed starts to their seasons due to COVID-19 concerns.

Read the article here. 

 

Nothing new about ‘epidemic panic’

Fran Henke casts her mind back to a time when the polio epidemic closed schools, swimming pools and cinemas around the world.

Read the article here.

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