/ 02 June 2021

‘Fleeting’ encounters not as romantic as they sound…

Victorian officials are considering extending their lockdown past the end of tomorrow over concerns about how fast the coronavirus is spreading. The state recorded 3 new locally acquired cases yesterday, bringing the outbreak’s total to 54 cases. None were linked to aged care homes, and one man is yet to be linked to other cases. In a new twist, COVID Response Commander Jeroen Weimar said several infections have occurred through “fleeting” contact, and 4 to 5 recent cases resulted from transmission between strangers. “With previous variants, we are more used to transmission really occurring in the home, in the workplace … or those big social settings,” he said. As for a lockdown extension, officials are still weighing up options. Don’t put those trackie dacks away just yet…

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