Over the 24 hours ending at 12pm on 13 January, there were no locally or internationally acquired cases of Covid 19 in Victoria The Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) said that over the same period 16,533 tests results were processed.
The DHSS said there were 29 active cases in the state and these included the people who were in hotel quarantine.
The department added on twitter that: “Following advice from QLD today, anyone currently in Victoria who was a resident or who worked in the QLD hotel quarantine program at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Brisbane at any time on or after 30 December… is asked to isolate immediately and urgently call QLD Health on 134 COVID (134 268). If you know someone who is in this position, please let them know.”
The ABC said the advice followed as authorities in Queensland dealt with a cluster of six COVID-19 cases at the hotel that bore the more infectious UK-strain of the virus. The cases included a hotel cleaner, her partner and four guests.
Under Victoria’s traffic light permit system, Greater Brisbane is a “red zone” as well as Moreton Bay, Redlands, Logan and Ipswich. People wishing to return to Victoria from these areas only do so with an exemption.
According to the DHSS, state authorities were processing 11,905 applications from people who had been “red zones” wishing to enter Victoria.
At the time of writing, neither New South Wales or Queensland had provided updated figures. The ABC reported that four active clusters across NSW and Victoria had slowed but caution was urged.
In Western Sydney’s Berala, 28 cases have been reported, In Croydon there were 11 cases with the total of cases from the Avalon cluster standing at 151 cases.
Meanwhile the ABC reported that players and support staff for the Australian Open would begin arriving in Melbourne today (14 January).