Bayside News COVID-19 Update – 20 March 2020


Scammers play on COVID-19 fears. ANZAC services cancelled. Big Picture Festival will go ahead, but keep your distance.

Scammers take advantage of virus fears

AUSTRALIA’S consumer watchdog has warned people to be aware of scammers using the COVID-19 crisis to sell fake cures and products.

Read the article here.

ANZAC service cancelled

FRANKSTON RSL’s ANZAC Day services have been cancelled.

Read the article here.

Picture festival proceeds, distance encouraged

TOURS through Frankston will proceed as part of the Big Picture Fest this weekend.

Read the article here.


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

  • Twenty-eight new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 178.
  • The new cases include 18 men and 10 women, aged from mid-teens to late sixties. 
  • At present, 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. Thirty-nine people have recovered.
  • More than 19,337 Victorians have been tested to date.


If you have any information regarding COVID-19 in Frankston or on the Mornington Peninsula including event cancellations, facility closures etc, please email us on:

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