“Queensland’s advice is that they are not looking at a general lockdown in Queensland or border closures.”

Victorian health authorities are continuing to contact people who arrived in the state from Brisbane since March 10.


People are required to isolate for 14 days and get tested if they entered Victoria after visiting the following venues on March 11: The Morning After Café at West End between 2pm and 3.15pm; the Corporate Box Gym at Greenslopes between 5.45pm and 7pm; and the Stones Corner Hotel at Stones Corner between 7pm and 7.45pm.

Anyone who visited McDonald’s at Coorparoo between 3.10pm and 3.20pm on March 11 needs to isolate until they receive a negative test result. The COVID-positive doctor visited the drive-through at the fast-food restaurant.

A quarantine hotel worker in Sydney has tested positive to COVID-19, ending NSW’s record 55-day streak of zero cases of community transmission.

The worker was stationed at two quarantine hotels, which have not yet been identified. NSW Health was informed of the case late on Saturday.

On Sunday, Victoria recorded no new local cases for the 16th day in a row.

There are now just two active cases in Victoria, a reduction of one since Saturday. There were 11,382 test results received, and no new cases were reported in hotel quarantine.

On Saturday, 904 COVID-19 vaccines were administered, bringing the total number of jabs delivered since the beginning of the program to 31,202.

The Health Department said the final active COVID-19 case linked to the Holiday Inn was cleared on Saturday, meaning the number of locally acquired cases of the virus in Victoria is now zero.

However, acting Premier Merlino said international travel into the state would not yet resume, as reviews of the ventilation across quarantine hotels were still taking place.

“We want flights to resume, we want international students back … but that will happen when it is safe to do so,” he said.

“Based on public health advice, we’ll resume international flight and resume accepting travellers into hotel quarantine [when we can].”

Victoria’s Department of Health has issued a warning to Victorians after coronavirus fragments were found in the wastewater of Laverton, Laverton North, Werribee (east of the Werribee River), Balwyn North, Blackburn North, Box Hill North, Bulleen, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North and Nunawading.

Fragments were found in Sunbury, in the north-eastern area of the suburb, between March 7 and 11.

Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms and was in these suburbs between March 9 and 11 is urged to get tested immediately.

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Ashleigh McMillan is a breaking news reporter at The Age. Got a story? Email me at a.mcmillan@theage.com.au

David Estcourt is a court and general news reporter at The Age.

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