COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wollert resident returns positive test

A full public health response is underway after a Wollert man tested positive to COVID-19. The man in his 30s recently returned to Australia from overseas and undertook hotel quarantine in South Australia. He arrived in...

COVID vaccines for people over 50 available at Kilmore District Health starting Monday

KILMORE District Health has announced it will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to anyone over the age of 50 from Monday, May 3.  In addition to people over the age of 50, the health service will...

Mitchell Shire Council divided over COVID recovery plan

By Colin MacGillivray Mitchell Shire Council narrowly passed a COVID-19 Community Recovery Plan at last week’s meeting despite some councillors' concerns about costing transparency. The plan entails the creation of a dedicated resilience and recovery officer...

COVID-19 vaccine administered in Kilmore

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE District Health’s aged-care residents were inoculated against COVID-19 after receiving doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday last week. Residents of both the Dianella Hostel and Caladenia Nursing Home received the vaccines...

COVID-19 vaccine rollout frustrates Mitchell Shire doctors

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire medical clinics have voiced their frustrations at the Federal Government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout after being swamped with bookings from new patients. Phase 1b of the rollout campaign began yesterday, with people...

GOTAFE welcomes students back to campus

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk GOTAFE students were welcomed onto campus for orientation week last week, signaling the start of the new academic year. The Wallan campus came alive again with students pouring in on Friday for a...

Pop-up outdoor cinema in Kilmore

AN outdoor cinema is popping up at Kilmore Racing Club for four nights, starting next Thursday. From Thursday, March 18 to Sunday, March 21, Cinema Pop Up will bring its 10-metre screen, a candy bar...

Mitchell Shire COVID-19 vaccinations to commence

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire aged care residents and frontline healthcare workers will be among the first Australians to receive COVID-19 vaccines in coming weeks. The initial stages of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy will...

Community rallies

THE Mitchell Shire community has rallied together amid fresh COVID-19 lockdown restrictions as Victoria faces an uncertain few days. Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Friday a five-day ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown to combat a fresh outbreak of...

Questions over vaccine rollout

MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell has appealed to the federal and state governments to provide more information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people in the electorate. A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech is the...