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The towns that COVID-19 forgot – The Age

Only three local government areas were successful in fully keeping COVID-19 at bay, making it this far through the pandemic without recording a single case.



“Its something the town and shire should be very proud of,” she says. “Whether its good management or weve been really lucky I dont know.”
Charlton sits within Buloke Shire, halfway between Melbourne and Mildura.
Buloke, Towong and Hindmarsh shires are the only local government areas in Victoria that have remained entirely COVID-free.
Buloke Shire mayor Daryl Warren says towns such as Charlton seem almost designed with social distancing in mind, with their wide streets and small populations.

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