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Colac mayor calls for urgent lockdown to control outbreak – The Age

Colac Otway’s mayor wants a two-week lockdown to curb one of regional Victoria’s biggest outbreaks, as the head of the Victorian branch of the AMA urges regional Victorians to ‘mask-up’.

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“Weve sort of gone into a self-imposed lockdown,” he said. “A lot of people havent sent their kids to school. My kids are not going to school.”
He said a fortnight-long lockdown in the area would allow authorities to conduct extensive testing and contact tracing to control the spread of the virus.
“In a small regional town, theres a heightened level of anxiety and fear about this.”
The state government has no plans to extend current stage three restrictions beyond metropolitan Melbourne and M…

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