Virus Cases Among Melbourne Schools Soar

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The number of coronavirus cases in Melbourne schools continues to rise, with more staff and pupils reporting positive results today. Earlier, Victoria recorded the highest number in the state for the first time in more than two years. Four schools were diagnosed with the virus after 130 staff conducted voluntary tests on campus last Thursday. 

virus cases among melbourne schools soar

The Victorian government is due to unveil the new figures at a press conference this afternoon. At a briefing on Sunday afternoon, Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said the government was ready to take strong social measures if the epidemic continued to grow. 

He said tough measures would be enforced, including banning gatherings of more than 10 people, closing schools, suspending professional sports, and restricting the operation of non-vital shops, with the daily increase in infections doubling in a week to more than two. BEIJING, China, has reported 22 new cases of coronavirus, including 13 in Beijing, while a city government spokesman said containment efforts had slowed a new outbreak that has infected more than 200 people. China reported 22 confirmed cases Monday, including 13 from Beijing, where nearly 8.3 million people have been tested in recent weeks. 

Chinese travelers from abroad brought nine of the cases to Australia after arriving on a flight from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

China reported 22 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, including 13 in Beijing, and a city government spokesman said containment efforts had slowed a new outbreak that has infected more than 200 people. China reported that the virus was first detected in the city in October last year, according to China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission. While the situation outside Beijing is “moving in the right direction,” the prevention situation remains “serious and complex,” city spokesman Xu Hejian told a news conference on Monday. 

China reported that the virus was first detected in the city in October last year, according to China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission. Chinese travelers from abroad brought nine of the cases to Beijing after arriving on a flight from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. While the situation outside Beijing is “evolving in all the right directions,” the prevention situation remains “serious and complex,” city spokesman Xu Hejian told a news conference on Monday. 

China reported 19 new cases of the virus on Monday, compared with seven the day before, the National Health Commission said. A total of 83,449 cases have been confirmed in China since they were first detected in the country in October last year, according to China’s National Commission on Health and Family Planning. In Beijing, 13 were reported Tuesday, compared with 12 the day before and 13 on Saturday. 

Mexico has confirmed the first cases of the coronavirus pandemic, which began last October following the death of a young woman in Mexico City. 

Australia’s military has announced plans to send 1,000 troops to Melbourne to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, which has so far infected more than 2500 people. Australia has seen a drop in cases in several regions that are believed to be virus-free. The state of Victoria has also seen an increase in cases of the virus, recording almost 150 new infections in recent weeks, with a new cluster emerging in Melbourne. 

Australia’s military announced on Thursday it would send 1,000 troops to Melbourne to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, which has so far infected more than 2500 people. The state of Victoria also recorded a spike in COVID, with 19 cases and almost 150 new infections in recent weeks, with a new cluster emerging in Melbourne. The unprecedented coronavirus crisis is the largest outbreak in Australia’s history and the second-largest in the world, behind only the Ebola outbreak. 

On Thursday, authorities recorded a record number of new COVID cases in Victoria state, with more than 1,000 cases and almost 150 new infections in Melbourne alone. 

Although the figures remain small compared to global figures, the outbreak has rocked Australia, which has relaxed restrictions after successfully containing the spread of the virus. Victoria recorded the highest number of locally acquired COVID cases since the start of the pandemic, with 75 people testing positive despite only one of them being confirmed as returning international travelers. 

Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said on Monday most cases were in hot spots in suburbs in the city’s northwest. 

At the height of the first wave, Victoria had 111 new cases a day, but a much smaller proportion had contracted the disease locally. The Victorian government is due to unveil the new figures at a press conference this afternoon. Victoria’s record comes in the wake of a wave of cases in Melbourne’s inner-city schools last week, according to the state government. 

In a letter to the families, headteacher Rob French said staff had been linked to a young man who tested positive last week. The positive viral case forced the cancellation of all non-vital activities on the site, including scheduled sports training. 

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