Australia's Victoria struggles to contain coronavirus

A Third Of Returned Travellers In Victorian Hotel Quarantine Are Refusing To Take Covid-19 Test

NSW latest coronavirus data as at 27 June

Victoria's deputy chief wellbeing officer, Dr Annaliese van Diemen, claimed the point out experienced examined nearly 22,000 people across several outbreak clusters in the earlier 24 hours.

Emergency text messages are being sent to residents in Keilor Downs and Broadmeadows, where there is a large proportion of fresh cases, urging them to get tested. On Saturday, she explained that variety was most likely bigger, but did not give an correct determine.

New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, recorded six new cases on Saturday and officials said that returned travelers who declined to be tested will have to stay in a mandatory quarantine 10 days longer.

NSW recorded six new COVID-19 cases on Saturday including as a man in his 70s from Sydney's west.

South Australian Health Minister Stephen Wade is preparing for about five to 10 per cent of returnees to have the virus, as was the case when people arrived from Indonesia in other states.

But the outbreaks in Melbourne were not reflective of returned travellers refusing a test.

But she claimed: "We are not seeing situations in the local community that have leaked out of lodge quarantine".

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Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman was shocked by the figures.

"If they are not ready to do that, they shouldn't appear again", he told ABC tv.

Victoria is seeking legal advice on whether testing for returned travellers can be made mandatory following the revelation that 30 percent are refusing to be tested.

Of those 41, eight cases are linked to outbreaks, one case is from hotel quarantine, 13 cases are from routine testing and 19 are under further investigation.

All shut contacts of the man, from the Penrith space, have been contacted and the case is beneath investigation, NSW Health stated on Saturday.

It means that Victoria has seen a double-figure day-on-day increase in coronavirus cases for 11 consecutive days. Our case numbers are increasing so when you look at our overall epidemiological curve there will be, and I'm hoping very soon, a second bump or a second peak, and so that is what this is.

"We know that cases and outbreaks will continue to occur, and we really are doing our best to keep absolutely on top of them". "This is not one thing any of us have knowledgeable in advance of".

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As it now stands, Melbourne's "hot spot" suburbs are Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir, Hallam and Pakenham.

She explained: "We never want a second wave and we really do not want that group transmission here".

NSW already requests all returned travellers undertake a COVID-19 test on day 10 of their quarantine, and less than two per cent test refuse.

The Deputy Health Officer explained that it was merely a coincidence that the H&M worker who later tested positive for COVID-19 attended the rally.

The gaming ground at Crown Perth reopened at 6am, with spacing demands in put, and the location now has about 4,200 personnel back again at get the job done.

More than 1,700 people have recovered from the virus in Victoria while 20 have died.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Saturday it was important to test and trace, otherwise lives would be endangered.

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