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September 17, 2021

First vaccine milestone achieved in Victoria

VICTORIA has reached its first vaccination milestone but authorities are increasingly concerned about a rise in cases across Melbourne's southern and eastern suburbs. After a...

September 10, 2021

Victoria records 334 COVID-19 cases, one death

Victoria has recorded 334 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and one death, as lockdown lifts for most of the state's regions. Today (Friday, September 10),...

September 9, 2021

Victoria backs jabs call for COVID-hit areas

THE Victorian Government has backed calls to pour more vaccines into Melbourne's north and west, where the bulk of new COVID-19 cases are detected. Of...

August 24, 2021

Victoria to open up COVID-19 vaccines to all aged above 16

EVERY Victorian aged 16 and above will be able to book to get a COVID-19 vaccine from tomorrow (Wednesday, August 25) as the state...

August 23, 2021

Only 16 of latest 71 COVID-19 cases isolating

ONLY 16 of Victoria's 71 latest COVID-19 cases were isolating while infectious, and the sources of 22 infections are a mystery. Premier Daniel Andrews has...

August 22, 2021

Victoria records 65 new virus cases

VICTORIA has recorded 65 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases from 44,147 tests for the virus conducted on Saturday. Health officials say 26,149 vaccine doses were...

August 21, 2021

Victoria records 61 new virus cases

Victoria has recorded 61 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 48 of them linked to known outbreaks. Health officials say an additional 16 local cases have also...

August 21, 2021

Trees under attack

TORQUAY Police are investigating three cases of tree vandalism in the past month, with offenders facing criminal charges, hefty fines and up to 10...

August 20, 2021

Shepparton outbreak grows to 12 cases, weekend community sport called off

A CORONAVIRUS outbreak in the Victorian town of Shepparton has grown again to twelve cases, with a decision on whether regional Victoria will be...

August 20, 2021

Victoria records 55 COVID-19 cases, new restrictions not ruled out

VICTORIA is facing its biggest battle since the state's second wave, having recorded 55 new local COVID-19 cases, 30 of which have been in...

August 19, 2021

57 new COVID-19 cases, most linked

VICTORIA has recorded 57 new locally acquired coronavirus cases - the state's highest daily tally since the second wave - on Melbourne's 200th day...

August 18, 2021

Sex worker among Victoria’s COVID-19 cases

A SEX worker in Melbourne's southeast suburbs has tested positive for COVID-19. Health Minister Martin Foley says the sex worker, who lives in St Kilda,...

August 16, 2021

Melbourne lockdown extended, curfew back

MELBOURNE'S lockdown has been extended by two weeks and a night curfew will be reimposed, in an effort to stamp out the state's latest...

August 15, 2021

Victoria records 25 new virus cases

Victoria has recorded 25 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, more than half in the community at some stage while infectious. Health authorities say 21 of them...

August 13, 2021

Jab goal set, 15 COVID cases

VICTORIA has recorded fifteen new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, including three mystery cases, as the Premier announced a target of one million vaccine doses...

August 11, 2021

Melbourne’s lockdown extended by a week

MELBOURNE's COVID-19 lockdown will be extended by a week as Victoria records another 20 locally acquired coronavirus cases. The sources of five of the infections...

August 10, 2021

Younger Victorians race to get COVID-19 vaccine

YOUNGER Victorians have flooded state vaccination hubs on the first day of AstraZeneca being made available to those aged under 40. With the state in...

August 10, 2021

Vote for your local hero

VOTING is open for this year's Westfield Local Heroes program, with six inspirational finalists in the running to receive $10,000 for their deserving organisation...

August 8, 2021

Victoria records 11 new virus cases

Victoria has recorded 11 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases. Health officials say all are linked to previously reported cases although they were not in quarantine...

August 7, 2021

Victoria records 29 new virus cases

VICTORIA has recorded 29 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections, with at least three schools listed as exposure sites. Health authorities say all the cases are...

August 5, 2021

Two COVID cases in Victoria added to six announced today

VICTORIA has recorded another two coronavirus cases on top of the six previously announced today (Thursday, August 5). The two new cases will be included...

August 2, 2021

Victoria to tighten border bubble with NSW

VICTORIA is tightening the NSW border bubble, limiting non-essential movement across state lines. From 11.59pm today (Monday, August 2), border bubble residents will only be...

July 30, 2021

Victoria mystery case linked to NSW removalists

VICTORIA'S mystery case has been traced back to the apartment building visited by three Sydney removalists that sparked the state's Delta coronavirus outbreak. But it...

July 29, 2021

Victoria waits for genomic results of mystery case

VICTORIAN authorities are awaiting genomic sequencing results to decipher how the state's mystery case contracted COVID-19. The state recorded seven local COVID-19 cases...

July 28, 2021

One new local COVID-19 case recorded on first day after lockdown

Victoria has recorded an additional locally acquired COVID-19 case involving a testing site traffic controller on its first day out of lockdown. Health Minister Martin...

July 25, 2021

11 new COVID-19 cases, no community transmission

VICTORIA has recorded 11 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases. However, all were in quarantine throughout their period of infection. Health officials say the new cases...

July 23, 2021

Andrews wants “ring of steel” around Sydney

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has called for a "ring of steel" to be established around Sydney, to contain the city's growing outbreak. Mr Andrews agrees...

July 22, 2021

Victoria records 26 new local COVID-19 cases

WITHIN three days, Victoria has gone from only six per cent of new coronavirus cases isolating while infectious to 92 per cent. Health Minister Martin...