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Some 20,000 tests were carried out in the first 24 hours of the effort, state Deputy Chief Health Officer Annaliese van Diemen said on Friday. "And this is not over for, indeed, many, many months to come until we effectively and definitely get a vaccine to assist us with prevention".

"We have ambulances and other vans that will literally be at the end of people's streets", Andrews told reporters in Melbourne. "I think most people will cooperate with that arrangement".

Victoria recorded another 33 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, giving new impetus to a testing blitz, which aims to reach 50 per cent of residents in 10 virus hotspots.

Typical of the national trend over the past 10 days, there only four other new cases throughout the rest of Australia on Thursday, all in NSW.

Of the 33 new cases, seven are returned travellers, nine are linked to known and contained outbreaks, six emerged after routine testing and the origin of another 11 cases are under investigation.

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He cautioned that the number of tests being taken out would bring about a spike in numbers.

"We will see these numbers go up in coming days", he said while announcing 10 hotspot suburbs that will see an "unprecedented" testing blitz.

Community engagement in the local government areas of Brimbank, Casey, Cardinia, Darebin, Hume and Moreland has also been ramped up after they were identified as coronavirus hotspots.

Nearly 5000 thermometers are also being shipped to holiday spots by the state government before the school holidays begin.

Chandler Macleod executive general manager Nick Gabrielidis told AAP a client chose to stand down staff living in hot spots, on the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee.

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The labour hire staff are paid directly by labour hire providers and were paid for their rostered shifts on Wednesday, he said.

Chandler Macleod executive general manager Nick Gabrielidis told AAP a client chose to stand down staff living in the hot spots, on the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. "They are not working in the restaurant".

At present the ADF has 676 military personnel deployed around Australia to help state and territories with border controls, contact tracing, planning support teams, and supporting law enforcement agencies with mandatory quarantine arrangements at airports.

The number is revised from the 1000 the government earlier requested.

Opposition Leader Michael O'Brien blamed the need for the testing blitz on government failings, claiming the premier had to be "dragged kicking and screaming to get the ADF in".

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Victoria State Government Health and Human Services people knock on doors in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, to check if people have any symptoms of COVID19.

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