Another doughnut day for Victoria with no new cases after 15,000 tests

  • Another doughnut day for Victoria with no new cases after 15,000 tests

Another doughnut day for Victoria with no new cases after 15,000 tests

Travel restrictions will be eased for Melbourne as Victoria's COVID-19 measures are downgraded further.

The state on Tuesday afternoon previously recorded two shock new cases of coronavirus linked to a townhouse where an aged care worker tested positive.

Victoria has reported three new locally acquired COVID-19 cases overnight and three cases in hotel quarantine with the state poised to announced changing restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria later today.

The Kings Park Apartment Complex - located along Dodds and Wells streets - was classified as a Tier 1 location, prompting an urgent plea from the state's health department for anyone who visited the complex between June 2-14 to get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days.

The townhouse cases have sparked fears of transmission between the buildings, and as such, Victorian authorities placed the entire complex into lockdown. The complex is now in a 14-day lockdown.

Nevertheless, Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley said the townhouse cases were not impacting current plans to ease restrictions further on Friday.

Victorian Covid-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar said one of the positive cases at the complex from Monday was a "very young infant".

'Those two positive cases are connected to some communal areas that we are concerned about, thoroughfares within that particular complex, ' Weimar told reporters.

Residents wave from a balcony of an apartment at the Kings Park on Southbank apartment building in Melbourne, Tuesday, 15 June, 2021.

"We've started to get those results this morning..."

Padre Coffee, within the market, has been listed as a Tier 1 site, meaning anyone who visited between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Acting Premier James Merlino has announced a major easing of restrictions for Melbourne, from 11.59pm tomorrow, June 17.

It would also mean gyms, indoor sporting facilities and nightclubs would be able to reopen, albeit with density limits.

A spokesperson for GV Health said everyone who had already booked a first dose of Pfizer would receive their vaccine, and there would be enough supply for everyone to have their second dose when it was due.