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statement from the premier

2020 has not been the year any of us wanted. Cancelled events. Plans put on pause. Uncertainty about what the future holds.

Statement From The Minister For Housing

As the Premier has announced, and based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, today we announced new restrictions for our public housing estates.

Statement From The Premier – Covid 19 update

Today’s numbers represent the second biggest increase in confirmed case since this began – and the biggest jump since 28 March. As these figures show, we are still on a knife’s edge. Rather than spread across the state, we know many of these cases are located in specific communities.

Stay at Home Directions for Melbourne’s restricted postcodes

From 11.59pm 1 July, new Stage 3 Stay at Home Directions are in place for Melbourne’s restricted postcodes. The following areas are experiencing a high level of transmission or are at high risk of transmission. To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Stay at Home restrictions apply to these postcodes: 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060, 3064.

STATEMENT FROM THE PREMIER

Very clearly, we are not where we wanted to be. And as today’s case numbers show, Victoria is experiencing significant community transmission of coronavirus. As a result of genomic testing, the Chief Health Officer has today advised the Government that a number of our cases through late May and early June can be linked to an infection control breach in the hotel quarantine program.

New Plans For North Melbourne Jobs Hub

The Victorian Government has unveiled detailed plans for the new Arden precinct, confirming North Melbourne as a major inner-city hub for thousands of jobs, affordable housing and transport links.

Covid 19 – Suburban Testing Blitz – Statement from the Premier

We know many Victorians are feeling anxious and unsure. After all, so many of us have given up so much in order to keep our state safe. And yet – disappointingly, devastatingly – we again find ourselves on a knife’s edge. What we do now will determine what comes next.

COVID-19 Update

Our public health team will be stepping up community awareness of coronavirus and boosting testing in targeted areas as part of a new plan to find the virus in Victorian hotspots and contain the spread.

COVID-19 Update

We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how we can stay safe while out in the community – but it’s just as important that we also think about staying safe whilst at home.

Today is #WorldSickleCellAwarenessDay. Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic blood disorder that’s passed down through families. It effects the shape of red blood cells, which slow blood flow or block blood vessels. There’s a 25% chance that a child born from parents who are both carriers of the sickle cell trait will develop the disease. That’s why I encourage Victorians to get tested, to know your sickle cell status.

Men’s Health Week 15-21 June

Staying silent shouldn’t be an option for your physical and mental health. For Men’s Health Week (15-21 June), I’m asking all our dads, brothers, partners and sons to reach out if they need to, or talk to their doctor about any health concerns. Don’t put it off. Make an appointment today.

Statement From The Premier

In recent weeks we’ve laid out our state’s careful plan for the gradual easing of restrictions. A cautious and considered approach that has relied on data to help guide our decisions.