Mornington Peninsula Shire is rolling out emergency measures to look after our community’s most vulnerable in the face of COVID-19. Schools close, businesses shut, and the future is uncertain for many. Long lines formed outside Centrelink Mornington this morning, as phone lines backed up and the MyGov website went down due to increased traffic.
Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update:
- Sixty-one new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 355.
- The new cases include 34 men and 25 women, with people aged early-teens to mid-eighties. Two cases remain under investigation.
- At the present time, there are six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
- Currently six people are recovering in hospital, and 97 people have recovered.
- More than 23,700 Victorians have been tested to date.
Free food plan as virus hits home
Free parcels of food and personal care items are to be delivered to needy and socially isolated people across the Mornington Peninsula.
Schools close, businesses shut
School is out early and many businesses will be forced to shut their doors as part of the latest COVID-19 precautions implemented across Victoria.
Lining up for Centrelink
Lines of people stretching on to Main Street, Mornington on Monday morning would have been forced to join others queuing at Frankston if the latest COVID-19 emergency measures had come a week later.
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