Visitors have been told to stay away from the Mornington Peninsula. Traders plead for ‘drastic’ help. Mornington Peninsula cases up to 45, a jump of five in two days.
Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update:
- The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 821 – an increase of 56 from yesterday.
- Victoria has recorded four deaths related to COVID-19.
- The total number of cases includes 447 men and 370 women, with people aged from three to 88.
- There are 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
- Currently 29 people are in hospital, including four patients in intensive care. Two hundred and forty-eight people have recovered.
- More than 42,000 Victorians have been tested to date.
Visitors told ‘stay away’
Easter is usually the final fling for seasonal holidaymakers on the Mornington Peninsula – but this year there is no welcome mat out.
Traders plead for ‘drastic’ help
TRADE is down, visitor numbers are down and revenue is down. With this nightmare scenario now a stark reality, Mornington Chamber of Commerce is pleading with all levels of government, financial institutions and landlords to “treat business tenants compassionately and urgently with respect to the current financial hardships caused by COVID-19”.
Peninsula cases at 46, still second worst in state
The Mornington Peninsula’s COVID-19 cases have jumped by five in the last two days.
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