COVID-19

Vaccine rates swell, rollout issues plague system

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk People are being vaccinated against COVID-19 in record numbers, with clinics in the City of Whittlesea and Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires inundated with calls in the past week. Victoria has beaten its...

Victoria will enter statewide lockdown after Whittlesea cluster grows to 26

Victoria will enter a statewide lockdown from midnight tonight for at least seven days. From midnight, a five kilometre travel limit will return, unless goods and services can't be accessed within five kilometres, along with...

COVID-19 cases linked to City of Whittlesea cluster grow to 15

VICTORIAN health authorities are monitoring a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with close concern after 10 new cases of the virus were detected in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 15. State...

City of Whittlesea will run a COVID-19 community briefing tonight

The Victorian Department of Health and Victorian Multicultural Commission are holding public community forum tonight on Zoom in response to the new cases in the City of Whittlesea area and Greater Melbourne's new restrictions....

COVID-19 restrictions for Greater Melbourne as new case confirmed

Victorians living in Greater Melbourne and the City of Whittlesea must wear masks indoor from 6pm tonight and until at least June 4. Household gatherings are now limited to five people per day, and...

COVID-19 update: Four new cases confirmed in Melbourne

This morning the Department of Health was notified of two 'likely positive cases' of COVID-19 in Melbourne's north, linked to the Wollert case earlier this month. This afternoon those cases were confirmed along with two...

Two new ‘likely positive’ COVID-19 cases detected north of Melbourne

Two new 'likely positive cases' of COVID-19 have been made known to the Department of Health this morning, after traces were detected in wastewater around Epping and Wollert. "It's currently understood the two individuals are...

Pandemic cost City of Whittlesea millions, new report finds

A report of the City of Whittlesea’s corporate performance has tallied the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on council as $4.4 million. The report found that between the start of the 2020-21 financial year and...

Anyone entering NSW from Mitchell, Whittlesea or Macedon Ranges must submit declaration form

Anyone entering New South Wales from greater Melbourne, including Mitchell Shire, City of Whittlsea and Macedon Ranges Shire, must complete a form declaring they have not attended any exposure sites linked to the Wollert...

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wollert case exposure sites confirmed

The Department of Health has confirmed the public sites in Victoria exposed to COVID-19 after a Wollert resident tested positive yesterday. Victoria has recorded no new cases of community transmission in the past 24...