Restrictions to ease in eight of Melbourne’s locked-down public housing towers

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SBS News – Page: Online : 10-Jul-20

Eight of the nine Melbourne public housing towers that were put in ‘hard lockdown’ on 4 July will move to stage- three restrictions, after 2,515 residents were tested for the coronavirus and a total of 158 tested positive. The 33 Alfred Street estate in North Melbourne, where 53 cases of COVID-19 have been detected, will remain under a hard lockdown for another nine days, although residents will be allowed outside for supervised exercise. The 105 residents in six towers who tested positive will be given the option of hotel quarantine. No coronavirus cases have been detected at two of the high-rise towers.


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