A hotel quarantine employee who broke Victoria’s 28-day streak with out a domestically acquired COVID case doesn’t seem to have handed the virus on.
Fifteen of the 26-year-old man’s 17 instant close contacts have all returned unfavourable take a look at results for coronavirus.
Premier Daniel Andrews final on Thursday night time stated it was “excellent news”.
“To this point, issues are trying constructive, however as everyone knows – the scenario can change in a short time, and we aren’t out of the woods but,” he stated.
“I can’t thank Victorians sufficient for the endurance you’ve all proven whereas we get on prime of this.”
Testing clinics had been pushed to capability on Thursday, with some individuals being turned away as early as 10am.
Andrews, nevertheless, fears there are undetected circumstances of the virus lurking locally.
“That’s the reason testing is so vital,” he advised reporters earlier on Thursday.
“It isn’t about pretending that we now have no circumstances.
“We would like these – notably these at larger threat as a result of the place they’ve been – to return ahead.
“While the queues [are] irritating, it’s pleasing to see so many individuals on the market getting examined.”
It comes as Nationwide Cupboard prepares to convene on Friday morning.
State, territory and federal leaders will meet, with hotel quarantine modifications prone to be on the forefront of the agenda.
Latest breaches of the virus have led to reimposed restrictions in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, in addition to in Adelaide final November.