Bayside News COVID-19 Update – 18 March 2020


Toorak College parent tests positive for coronavirus. Cricket season ends early. Footy season start delayed. Libraries open.

Toorak College parent tests positive for COVID-19

Late last night the Principal of Toorak College, Mrs Kristy Kendall, sent an email out to parents informing them that a parent at the school had received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.

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Stumps called early on cricket season

THE Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association board has voted to cancel local cricket competitions in response to the coronavirus crisis.

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Footy season start delayed

AFL South East has made the call to postpone the start of the season for local football leagues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Frankston libraries still open

FRANKSTON libraries will remain open throughout the coronavirus crisis.

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Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update:

  • Twenty-seven new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 121.
  • The new cases include 14 men and 13 women, with people aged from late teens to early seventies. The Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to investigate all new cases.
  • At the present time, there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
  • Currently six people are recovering in hospital.
  • More than 15,200 Victorians have been tested to date.


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