Coronavirus case linked to nursing home


A CASE of COVID-19 has been recorded at an Edithvale nursing home.

The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed last week that a single case had been linked to the BUPA Edithvale nursing home.

Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson wrote on social media “we are advised this outbreak is from a staff member and screened during temperature checks onsite. We will keep everyone updated.”

Coronavirus cases across the Kingston municipality have been rising. There are 20 Kingston residents with a confirmed case of the virus as of 20 July. A total of 57 Kingston residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

In a bid to stop the rising number of community transmissions, people in the metropolitan Melbourne area will be made to wear face coverings.

Most people leaving their homes for activities allowed under current stage three restrictions will have to wear a face covering. Scarves and bandanas are permissible.

Face coverings will be mandated from Thursday, 23 July, with anyone not complying risking a $200 fine.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 22 July 2020

Pin It

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *