Mornington Peninsula COVID-19 Update – 17 March 2020

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Mornington Peninsula schools start to shut up shop, but it’s not all fun and games for the kids. Frankston Arts Centre to close for a month. How to talk to your kids about coronavirus – an expert’s guide.

Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update:

  • Twenty-three new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 94.
  • The new cases include 11 men and 12 women, with people aged from early twenties to mid-sixties.
  • Sixty-three of Victoria’s confirmed cases were acquired overseas or through close contact with known, confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 29 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 seven people are recovering in hospital. More than 14,200 Victorians have been tested to date.

 

Mornington Peninsula schools start to shut due to virus concerns

At least two schools have announced they will be closing their campuses due to COVID-19, but it won’t be all fun and games for the students, as both schools move to an “online learning” mode.

Read the article here.

 

Frankston Arts Centre to close for a month

The show will not go on at the Frankston Arts Centre as it closes for nearly a month, from 16 March to 13 April, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read the article here.

 

Kids and Coronavirus: Here’s how to communicate to them

Helping your child to feel safe and reassured during this concerning COVID-19 time is a must for every parent. There are steps to follow to help your children feel safe, lowering the alarm and explaining what is occurring at an appropriate age level.

Read the article here.

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