Epidemiologists data says the current Melbourne lockdown crisis is due to hotel quarantine breaches.
Data shown to the Victorian Premier suggests the new outbreak was due to issues at Hotel quarantine in Melbourne.
The hotel quarantine breach has led to the new Melbourne lockdown and the diversion of international flights away from Melbourne Airport.
Genomic sequencing has revealed a significant number of Victoria’s fresh Coronavirus outbreak cases can be traced back to staff working in quarantine hotels who breached protocols.
The Victorian Premier outlines the breach at the top of his press conference today, confirming the issue has led to the current situation.
Two quarantine hotels have been named as the source of confirmed outbreaks are the Rydges on Swanston in Carlton and the Stamford Plaza in the city centre.
Melbourne will now stop accepting returned travellers from overseas and new arrivals will be diverted to Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Millions of Victorians will be impacted by the new lockdowns that will last a month at least.
The outbreak has led to a fresh lockdown for certain suburbs. From midnight Wednesday, a number of suburbs will be locked down with families told to stay at home.
Postcode 3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens.Postcode 3064: Cragieburn, Donnybrook, Kalkallo, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park.Postcode 3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana.Postcode 3060: Fawkner.Postcode 3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham and West Footscray.Postcode 3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong and Travancore.Postcode 3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale and Moreland West.Postcode 3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie. (Australia Post lists Niddrie North as a separate suburb in this postcode, but the Victorian government release does not.)Postcode 3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans.Postcode 3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, and Oak Park.
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