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COVID-19 update: Victoria is back in lockdown from today

Federation square lockdown4 Source: Riman

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 16 July 2021.

  • Victoria is back in lockdown from today, the five-day snap lockdown will last until July 20.
  • New South Wales has recorded 97 local cases of COVID-19 today. 
Victoria

Victoria has recorded six new local cases of COVID-19 on the first day of statewide lockdown. The health department has confirmed there were 10 new COVID case in the 24 hours to Friday morning, four of which were already reported by authorities.  All the cases are linked to known outbreaks. The total number of active cases in Victoria is 36.

Find here, the locations of the cases in a list or a map.  The fifth lockdown is due to last until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 20 July.

New South Wales 

New South Wales has recorded 97 local cases of COVID-19 today. 29 of the new cases were in the community for their entire infectious period. 75 cases are in hospital, 18 in the intensive care unit, and five are on ventilators. 

Find here, the locations of the cases in a list or a map. The current lockdown will be extended until 11:59 pm on Friday, 30 July.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Queensland is shutting its borders to Victoria from Saturday, 17 July. The Sunshine state recorded one new local case today. 

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison has proposed a plan for new pandemic support measures that will apply to any jurisdiction subject to a lockdown of seven days or longer that is a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot.

Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment

Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:

If you want to travel overseas, you may be able to apply online for an exemption. Click here for more information about the conditions to leave Australia. There are temporary measures for international flights that are regularly reviewed by the government and updated on the Smart Traveller website.



Find here, translated COVID-19 Vaccination Glossary.
Find here, translated Appointment Reminder Tool.


Testing clinics in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory 


Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory

 

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