Bayside News COVID-19 Update – 23 March 2020


Frankston may declare a ‘pandemic’. Schools close, businesses shut, and the future is uncertain for many. Long lines formed outside Centrelink Mornington this morning, as phone lines backed up and the MyGov website went down due to increased traffic.

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

  • Sixty-one new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 355.
  • The new cases include 34 men and 25 women, with people aged early-teens to mid-eighties. Two cases remain under investigation.
  • At the present time, there are six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
  • Currently six people are recovering in hospital, and 97 people have recovered.
  • More than 23,700 Victorians have been tested to date.

Frankston may declare ‘pandemic’

The state of emergency declared in response to the growing threat of COVID-19 may trigger Frankston’s pandemic plan. .

Read the article here.

Schools close, businesses shut

School is out early and many businesses will be forced to shut their doors as part of the latest COVID-19 precautions implemented across Victoria.

Read the article here.

Lining up for Centrelink

Lines of people stretching on to Main Street, Mornington on Monday morning would have been forced to join others queuing at Frankston if the latest COVID-19 emergency measures had come a week later.

Read the article here.


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