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Three news cases of COVID in ACT from Melbourne hotspot contact

There have been three (3) new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT in the past 24 hours, bringing the ACT’s total to 111.

The three individuals are one female and two males (aged in their 20s). Two of the individuals arrived in the ACT from a Melbourne hotspot on Thursday 2 July 2020, and the other is a household contact. A small number of close contacts have been identified and are being managed in accordance with the National Guidelines.

A total of 105 cases have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from self-isolation.

There are no (0) COVID-19 patients in Canberra hospitals.

The ACT has recorded three (3) deaths.

The number of negative tests in the ACT is now 33,115.

Further information on new cases

Prior to being tested, the three individuals had visited the Fyshwick Markets on Saturday 4 July between 3pm and 4pm and Westfield Belconnen on Monday 6 July between 12pm and 12:30pm.

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman said the risk to the broader community was low, however anyone who attended these locations during these times should be vigilant and monitor themselves for symptoms.

“We are confident the risk to the broader ACT community is low,” Dr Coleman said.

“However this is a very important reminder of the ongoing pandemic and the risk posed by the outbreak currently evolving in Melbourne.

“Anyone who has been in Melbourne in the past two weeks should monitor themselves for symptoms and be vigilant.

“From 12.01am today, the ACT has closed its borders for anyone travelling into the ACT from Victoria, unless you have an exemption to enter.  ACT residents are approved to return to their home, subject to entering quarantine for a period of 14 days, from the day after leaving Victoria.  ACT residents must notify ACT Health of their intention to enter the ACT. Details on how to this are available on the COVID-19 website. We will be checking compliance in partnership with ACT Policing.

“Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should attend one of our testing centres to be tested.

“This is why we have implemented new Public Health Directions that restrict travel to the ACT from Victoria. It is also a critical reminder that no one should be travelling to Victoria except for absolutely essential reasons,” said Dr Coleman.


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