Mornington Peninsula COVID-19 Update – 20 March 2020

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COVID-19 causes closure of foreshore camping. Tours through Frankston will proceed as part of the Big Picture Fest this weekend. Scammers take advantage of virus fears.

 

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

  • Twenty-eight new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 178.
  • The new cases include 18 men and 10 women, aged from mid-teens to late sixties.
  • At present, there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
  • Currently six people are recovering in hospital.
  • More than 19,337 Victorians have been tested to date.
  • Thirty-nine people have recovered.

 

Mornington Peninsula Shire Foreshore Camping closes due to Coronavirus

Following advice from health authorities and the risks associated with the rapidly evolving situation, the Shire will be closing the campgrounds managed by the Shire.

Read the article here.

 

Tours through Frankston will proceed as part of the Big Picture Fest this weekend

The Block Party event to kick off the festival was cancelled last week in response to COVID-19 concerns. Council confirmed this week that the street tours would still go ahead, but urged the need for “social distancing”.

Read the article here.

 

Scammers take advantage of virus fears

AUSTRALIA’S consumer watchdog has warned people to be aware of scammers using the COVID-19 crisis to sell fake cures and products..

Read the article here.

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