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Why the COVID case in a hotel quarantine worker in Victoria shouldn’t spook us

After Victoria yesterday recorded 28 days without a locally acquired case — widely regarded as indicating we’ve most likely eliminated COVID-19 — a positive...

Daniel Andrews plans pilot for casual workers’ sick pay but Morrison government critical

The Victorian government plans a pilot scheme for up to five days sick and carer’s pay, at the national minimum wage, for casuals or...

Today marks the official end of the second wave in Victoria, as old freedoms...

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the most significant easing of Melbourne’s coronavirus restrictions since the state went into “stage 3” lockdown on July...

What is the COVID ‘bubble’ concept, and could it work in Australia?

The concept of a COVID-19 “germ bubble” refers to close contacts with whom we don’t practice mask use or keep physical distancing. In a...

Two weeks of mandatory masks, but a record 725 new cases: why are Melbourne’s...

Melburnians have now been wearing mandatory face coverings in public for two weeks. Yet Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday announced another grim milestone in Victoria’s...

Two weeks into Melbourne’s lockdown, why aren’t COVID-19 case numbers going down?

Fourteen days after Melbourne was put back into lockdown, the latest daily tally of 484 new cases in Victoria makes for dispiriting reading. Why...

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