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Wodonga Case Concerns

Wodonga Case Concerns

Hopes that Regions Should Still Come out of Lockdown

There are hopes that the North East will still be let out of lockdown this week, even after a Wodonga man has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The truck driver has been praised for his quick action, after indications that he got tested and isolated at home as soon as he had symptoms.

There are no exposure sites in Victoria, but it does end Wodonga's 12-month streak of no cases in the city.

Despite this, Premier Daniel Andrews said in his press conference yesterday that regional areas should see some easing of restrictions this week.

"The number of cases in regional Victoria are very very low - except for Shepparton - right at the moment. So our hope is to have the lockdown off in regional Victoria as soon as possible."

"But it's very important not to treat regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne as completely separate things, they're not. There are linkages, there's still going to be people travelling for authorised, perfectly lawful reasons, and that means there's some risks."

And north of the border, a different COVID-positive worker visited petrol stations in Henty on the 26th of August, and Coolac on the 31st of August while potentially infectious.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District is also asking anyone in Henty or Coolac, or who has been in these towns recently, to get tested if they have even the mildest of symptoms, and isolate until they receive a negative result.

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