COVID-19

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...

More Mitchell cases and exposure sites confirmed as shire re-enters lockdown

Mitchell Shire went back into lockdown last night for a projected seven days after seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the municipality on Sunday, and one new case on Monday. As of this...

New swab-free COVID-19 test trialled for kids

A new medical device, manufactured and developed in Melbourne, is helping reduce the stress in Victorian children when being swabbed for COVID-19. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Royal Children’s Hospital are trialling a new...

New pop-up clinics to boost Mitchell Shire’s low vaccination rate

By Tricia Mifsud The State Government hopes new pop-up vaccination clinics will boost low vaccination rates across the Mitchell Shire – the third lowest across regional Victorian local government areas. Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday...

COVID-19 case in Kilmore, exposure sites listed in Kilmore, Broadford, Seymour

Kilmore District Health has confirmed a COVID-19 case in Kilmore. Several tier two exposure sites linked to the case have been listed: Broadford Post Office, 123 High Street, Broadford: Friday, September 10, 10.30am - 11.05am. Seymour Kmart,...

Government targets City of Whittlesea in urgent vaccine push amid low uptake and increasing...

The State Government has listed Whittlesea and surrounding suburbs as priority postcodes for its new pop-up vaccine centres as a result of low vaccine uptake. The City of Whittlesea urgently called on the State Government...

Regional restaurants remain closed to dine-in despite lockdown lifting

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Many hospitality businesses across the Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires have decided to remain closed to diners despite the lifting of lockdown in regional Victoria on Friday. Tighter restrictions are in place for...