Australian State of Victoria’s Premier locks down 9 housing complexes amid uptick in COVID-19 cases

Australian State of Victoria’s Premier locks down 9 housing complexes amid uptick in COVID-19 cases
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Nine residential complexes in the Australian state of Victoria have been placed in lockdown after public health officials recorded the second-largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began, the state’s Premier Daniel Andrews said on Saturday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"In recent days, 23 cases across more than 12 households have been identified in the Flemington and North Melbourne public housing estates … It’s why effectively immediately, these estates – encompassing nine sites – will be closed and contained. Residents will be required to stay inside their homes", Andrews said in a statement that was published on Twitter.

According to domestic media reports, the lockdown affects roughly 3,000 people living in these areas. Andrews added that the lockdown has been put into place so that public health officials can test every single resident.

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