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Regional Victorian lockdown plea rejected again despite increase in coronavirus cases – ABC News

Despite calls by officials in regional centres to have lockdowns imposed, the Victorian Government says they aren’t yet required in country Victoria.

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The Victorian Government is continuing to deny requests for region-specific lockdowns, despite a cluster at a south-west Victorian meatworks almost quadrupling in the past week.
Key points:

  • The Victorian Government has rejected repeated requests to lock down some regional towns
  • The chair of epidemiology at Deakin University says there’s no need for local lockdowns in regional areas at this stage
  • Certain industries may be forced to close if outbreaks continued to emerge …

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    Sue Gilroy