An ambitious plan to host up to 60,000 racegoers a day at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival has been revealed as the state records six new locally acquired cases of coronavirus. covid19vic melbournecup
Investigations are continuing into how a traffic controller who worked at a Moonee Valley Racecourse testing site while infectious acquired the virus.
AdvertisementAn ambitious plan to host up to 60,000 racegoers a day at Flemington Racecourse throughout this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival has been revealed as the state recorded six new cases of coronavirus.A traffic controller who worked at a Moonee Valley Racecourse testing site while infectious was reported later on Wednesday, and takes Thursday’s official case numbers to seven.
Victoria’s health department said investigations were continuing intohow the traffic controller contracted the virus.The remaining six local cases are all linked to current outbreaks and were in quarantine during their infectious period. There were 42,009 test results processed on Wednesday, and 19,118 vaccine doses delivered.
LoadingNo new exposure sites have been added to the state government’s list of exposure sites since just before 9pm on Wednesday.Victoria Racing Club chief executive Steve Rosich said the VRC was working with the state government to plan the Melbourne Cup Carnival and that they would be able to release more information about how the event would proceed soon. headtopics.com
“The Melbourne Cup Carnival follows the AFL grand final and we hope this huge period of sport will light up our great city and deliver another epic economic stimulus to many of the industries that hurt so much during the pandemic, including the hospitality, event management and retail sectors,” Mr Rosich said.
“The Victoria Racing Club is planning to safely host up to 60,000 patrons across multiple zones at Flemington Racecourse on each day of the 2021 Melbourne Cup carnival, kicking off with Penfolds Victoria Derby Day on Saturday 30th October.”Advertisement
Police are also appealing for public help to identify three protesters – two men and one woman – at Saturday’s anti-lockdown rally who may have been involved in setting off flares during demonstrations.Detectives allege the flares endangered not only police but people in the area where the pyrotechnic devices were used.
Police want help to identify three people who allegedly set off flares during anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne.The new community case of coronavirus in Victoria has caused concern amongst public health officials and epidemiologists, who say that even the best-case scenario of the man having caught the virus working at a testing station poses significant challenges. headtopics.com
The traffic controller worked at the Moonee Valley Racecourse drive-through testing site for two days while infectious, before becoming the ninth locally acquired case of coronavirus reported in the state on Wednesday. The other eight cases were all linked to known clusters and were in isolation for their entire infectious period.
LoadingEpidemiologists say it will be critical to establish how the man picked up the infection, saying even if he acquired it at work from someone getting a COVID-19 test, there was the danger he could have passed it onto his workmates and others including those visiting the testing station.
The case emerged as organisers of this year’sannounced they would be cancelling the event for the second consecutive year.With Michael Fowler, Aisha Dow and Noel Towell Read more: The Age »
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Construction workers are planning another protest in Melbourne today following yesterday's violent demonstration against the Victorian government's vaccine mandate.
Noticed how sporting events = cash over ride public / common sense. The Boards who apply for these exemptions, are they going to take personal responsibility for the costs of the outbreaks they are causing? What could possibly go wrong with this idea? Fly in the elites and their servants from all over the world in the middle of a pandemic. It is not rocket science.
No. Because you can’t call off whipping horses, the green tent euthanasia and vomiting in the portaloos No way, what happened to the health advice that Dan has been feeding Victorians every day in lockdown. Dan wouldn't tell us what was planned next day because they 'needed the very latest health advice numbers, cases, sites' No secret deals with AFL 🤬 9NewsMelb rachelbaxendale
No thanks. It must not happen - super spreader event. When will people actually learn? DanielAndrewsMP
Victoria reports six more COVID-19 cases as investigations into unlinked testing worker continueSix new local COVID-19 cases have been reported in Victoria as authorities continue to investigate the mystery case of a Melbourne testing site worker.
Virus experts voice concern over new mystery COVID casePublic health officials and epidemiologists say the discovery of a new community case of coronavirus in Victoria is concerning and even the “best-case” scenario of the man having caught the virus working at a testing station poses significant challenges. Sure it didn’t escape from Dictator Dan’s gold standard Hotel Quarantine Preparing us for Lockdown VI ? One case! get ready for lockdown 6 ffs
New South Wales records 172 new local coronavirus casesBREAKING: New South Wales has recorded 172 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, with at least 60 of those infectious in the community. Shambles of a government When lockdowns are only for tradies, small businesses etc and not for 'mates'. Is going to Mexico essential business? Cooooooooooooooked
Victoria records 10 new local COVID cases as lockdown set to endGovernment authorities are meeting this morning and Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to formally announce how restrictions will ease when the lockdown lifts at midnight. To : With there still being 10 new daily local COVID-19 cases, and with all the anti-lockdown anti-vaxer marchers who created and attended new COVID-19 exposure sites and still need to be contact traced and quarantined, it would be wise to extend lockdown for 7 more days. freethevaccinated
‘We were starting to rebuild’: Arts community dealt another blow as the NIMAs are postponedAustralia's most prominent Indigenous music awards have been postponed amid rising cases of coronavirus in New South Wales and ongoing COVID-19 clampdowns in other states. Where's the awards for only the white-folk? What utter shit. Indigenous music, a didgereedoo and two sticks, wow, Carnegie Hall watch out I hope you come through this pandemic okay, Indigenous Australia ❤
SA records no new COVID-19 cases on first day since emerging from lockdownSouth Australia has reported no new coronavirus cases on its first day out of lockdown, which ended at midnight. Why doesn't Gladys use SA as an example to go by, seeing as following the success of Labor states is too damaging to her ego? I have some fear that there's some feral bogan anti-vaxxer sitting at home with COVID who is going to go on an infection spree. We only emerged from lockdown 12 hours ago. Are you foretelling the future?