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Normal life by November: Everything you can do from this weekend and beyond

Victoria is expected to reach its vaccination targets early, resulting in a further easing of restrictions, starting Friday. Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday that, after 20 months of restrictions, life in Victoria will return...

“Doesn’t make sense”: Tooborac trudges through lockdowns despite only two cases since March 2020

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Businesses in small towns on the Mitchell Shire’s northern border are pleading for a more localised approach to COVID-19 restrictions in future, after trudging through extended lockdowns despite low cases. Tooborac, a town...

How to access health support from home if you test COVID positive in the...

Kilmore District Hospital, Northern Health and Seymour Health have launched or will launch in-home health support programs for residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalisation. Kilmore District Hospital, KDH, launched...

Why is Mitchell Shire still locked down despite zero exposure sites?

Member for Euroa Steph Ryan has called for answers on why Mitchell Shire remains in lockdown despite overall case numbers decreasing and no exposure sites offcially listed. As of yesterday the total case number for...

NCR readers reflect on lockdown as Melbourne’s lockdown breaks world record

FATIGUED, missing out, over it, bitter, grateful, happy, heartbreaking, done: these are some words Mitchell Shire residents have employed to describe their feelings about an extended local lockdown, as metropolitan Melbourne’s lockdown breaks the...

COVID disaster payments to end when full vaccination reaches 80 per cent

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced the COVID-19 disaster payment scheme for workers who have lost income will end, state by state, when a full vaccination rate of 80 per cent is reached, regardless...

How do Melbourne’s lockdown and COVID-19 deaths compare to other locked down cities?

THURSDAY, September 30 marks the 242nd day that Melbourne was shut down since the COVID-19 pandemic begun and the city is now guaranteed to become the world’s most locked down city as its residents...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccines now readily available in pharmacies

A number of pharmacies across Victoria are now offering Moderna vaccines to anyone aged 12 to 59, as well as AstraZeneca to anyone over 18. In the City of Whittlesea, among the first to open...

Online vaccine info session tonight with Northern Health’s head of infectious diseases

THE City of Whittlesea will host a free online community vaccine information session at 6.30pm tonight with a health expert to answer residents’ questions about COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, safety and importance. Northern Health’s head of...

Construction industry shut down for two weeks in locked down areas after city riots

The State Government has shut down all construction sites across all locked down areas including the Mitchell Shire for up to two weeks in response to violent riots at the CFMEU headquarters in Melbourne...