Three new Covid cases after Melbourne apartment complex lockdown

Three new Covid cases after Melbourne apartment complex lockdown

The three new cases are linked to current outbreaks.

It's another doughnut day for the state today, with zero new local cases after more than 15,000 tests.

The latest figures come as Melbournians wait anxiously to find out whether the lingering social distancing restrictions following the city's latest outbreak will be relaxed from Friday.

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Health officials and government ministers are expected to discuss easing restrictions in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning, The Herald Sun reported.

Victoria, Australia's second-most populous state, had earlier in the day reported no new local cases, using data for the 24 hours to midnight on Tuesday, fuelling hopes that movement restrictions would be eased later in the week.

Melbourne ended a two-week hard lockdown late last week but some restrictions on travel and gatherings remain, including rules that require its five million residents to stay within 25 kms (15 miles) of their homes.

The government announced all residents of the Kings Park On Southbank apartment complex were locked down for 14 days after two more people tested positive.

The cases, both men, will be included in Wednesday's tally - as a mass testing initiative of the building is now underway.

The incident sent NSW and Queensland authorities into a testing frenzy to ensure that the couple did not spread the virus on their journey.

Victorian Covid-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar said one of the positive cases at the complex from Monday was a "very young infant".

'We don't have any evidence of apartment-to-apartment transition like in hotel quarantine, ' Weimar said.

The Kings Park Apartment Complex - located along Dodds and Wells streets - was classified as a Tier 1 location, prompting an urgent plea from the state's health department for anyone who visited the complex between June 2-14 to get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days.

'I don't think we see the direct parallels'.

The Southbank apartment cluster now stands at six.

It takes the total number of positive cases at the complex to six.

Their infections were confirmed today after the health unit conducted a major testing blitz on residents in the apartment complex.

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