Melbourne’s Covid-19 outbreak grew to 35 cases yesterday with five new locally acquired infections that authorities are investigating in order to determine whether or not they are part of the cluster.
As the northern suburbs infections circle of contacts is being traced more than 170 exposure sites have been listed, including shops, pubs and bars.
Authorities say that several exposure sites in Melbourne’s north are spots of “significant concern”.
What is encouraging is the high testing numbers in the community and the growing demand for vaccination, with many Victorians dropping their concerns against the Astrazeneca jab and flocking to vaccination clinics across the city.
At the same time, call centres are overwhelmed due to the increased requests from the public.
Even though the lockdown is due to end at 11:59pm on Thursday, 3 June authorities have warned it is a “day-by-day proposition” as to whether it will end on schedule.
The Tier 1 exposure sites include several locations in Abbotsford, Brunswick, Bundoora, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Bayswater, Balwyn, Carlton, Carnegie, Coburg, Docklands, Dandenong, Epping, Maribyrnong, Lalor, Moonee Ponds, Port Melbourne, Preston, Prahran, Red Hill, Reservoir, Richmond, Seddon, South Melbourne, South Wharf, Thomastown, South Yarra, Wollert, Yarraville, Tullamarine and more.
To see the list of Melbourne hotspots visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au