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"It's not good but … we've just got to try and get through it if we can.". However Victorian chief health officer Brett Sutton said it was no cause for alarm. A Shepparton residential aged care facility has been locked down, and a secondary school campus closed as the greater Shepparton region recorded an additional four coronavirus cases over the … While La Niña is expected to deliver above average rainfall throughout spring, the CFA reminds Victorians not to be complacent as an average fire season can still be... All new and imported second-hand quad bikes sold in Australia must now meet the first stage of the Federal Government’s mandatory safety standard after it came into effect on October 11. She … The new active case, announced today, is currently admitted at GV Health and is in isolation. "It is possible this case may be reclassified in coming days," he said. How do you lift a fully-grown horse out of a well? Greater Shepparton had a total of 18 cases. Should the Bengals sit Joe Burrow to stop the talent being hammered out of him? "Turns out it's not, and that's why there are 400 people in their homes in Shepparton, that's why there are many hundreds of people waiting in queues [to be tested]". Hundreds of people are isolating in Shepparton, in Victoria's north, because of the actions of a truck driver who travelled there while infectious but did not initially disclose the visit to contact tracers, Premier Daniel Andrews says. He is worried there might be even more cases in town. The recorded case will be removed from the Greater Shepparton tally. A school in regional Victoria has closed after potentially being exposed to coronavirus. The hospital is currently undertaking "rapid" contact tracing. Residents of Shepparton who feel unwell are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 after three positive cases linked to the Chadstone outbreak were confirmed on Tuesday. GV Health chief executive Matt Sharp said the case was under review by local medical teams and experts from Melbourne including the Department of Health and Human Services. A number of Shepparton and Mooroopna businesses have been forced to close after being linked to this week’s COVID-19 outbreak. "It's a concern if people aren't getting tested like we are today. The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the case was a false positive after additional testing. The Fire Danger Period for the Gannawarra Shire will begin on October 19. Greater Shepparton had a total of 18 cases. Farmer Allan Shields, who went to Central Tyre Service during the risk period, was angry he could not get tested on Wednesday. Thousands of Shepparton residents have queued, some for several hours, to be tested at pop-up facilities after three cases were diagnosed in the city this week. The council asked people to go to a new drive-through clinic at the city's sports precinct, or to Goulburn Valley Health's Acute Respiratory Clinic in Graham Street. "I think people appreciate that this is not like queuing for anything else, it has to be done safely. Central Tyre Service, Mooroopna Golf Club’s member’s bar, Bombshell Co hair salon, Thai Orchid... Shepparton residents who have visited any high-risk locations linked to Shepparton’s evolving outbreak are urged to be tested, even if they don’t have symptoms. While La Niña is expected to deliver above average rainfall throughout spring, the CFA reminds Victorians not to be complacent as an average fire season can still be... All new and imported second-hand quad bikes sold in Australia must now meet the first stage of the Federal Government’s mandatory safety standard after it came into effect on October 11. We’re treating it as a positive, it’s turned up as a positive, not on a point of care test where you get an immediate result, but a rapid result that is done locally and can mean the regional areas can take all of those public health actions as soon as that result is through," Prof Sutton said. Goulburn Valley Health's chief executive officer Matt Sharp said testing teams that were in Kilmore after an outbreak at a local cafe were returning to Shepparton to boost capacity. Independent MP Suzanna Sheed said on Tuesday the confirmed case had many contacts in the community. The Department of Health and Human Services' commander of testing, Jeroen Weimar, said 1,862 people were tested in Shepparton yesterday and a further 550 people had been tested in the nearby towns of Kyabram, Cobram and Numurkah. GV Health's Acute Respiratory Clinic at Graham St, Shepparton, is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5.30 pm and does not require an appointment. Mr Andrews said contact tracers had no reason to suspect the man's initial account had been incomplete. "It's the busiest time of the year coming up and I'm trying to do the right thing, but there's no preference to anyone in the line [based on the fact] you were in contact with them [at the tyre shop].". Resident Fred Andronaca was in the testing queue at the request of his boss after visiting one of the high-risk locations. Our focus on student experience, high quality teaching practices and the best conditions for learning, will equip student to … Greater Shepparton has recorded its third active case of COVID-19. "I guess this is a wake-up call to everybody to be sure that they follow the guidelines.". Identified close contacts of this person have been tested, are self-isolating and are being monitored. Of the new cases, 25 are linked to outbreaks and 151 are under investigation. More than 1,148,300 tests have been processed. Mr Andrews thanked people for their patience but defended the testing effort, which he said was a "complex task". "Any areas of concern for the community will be advised should this be required," Mr Sharp said. The Premier has flagged a relaxation of some, but not all, restrictions on Sunday, with the state failing to hit the target for the next full step of the roadmap to the easing of restrictions. Nine Australian Defence Force (ADF) officers and the Ballarat Rapid Response Team are being brought in to assist with the testing and there will be extended hours at the GP Respiratory Clinic as well. "We do have surge capacity and that's exactly what we've done, but there's absolutely no notice provided here, that's the challenging part of it. Shepparton is a city on edge this week as nervous residents wait to learn whether the coronavirus has spread beyond a handful of confirmed cases. The virus was spread to Shepparton by a Melbourne resident who was linked to an outbreak at the Chadstone shopping centre, and who had a work permit to visit regional Victoria for work last month, but did not disclose his visit to Shepparton during the first interview with contact tracers. Greater Shepparton Secondary College’s Wanganui Campus will close on Monday after a diagnosis of the virus. We're responding with some urgency but all I'll say is, it’s not a definitive positive," he said. "The close contacts are being tested and for those who have a result, they have been negative. The news of the outbreak has been a bitter blow for residents such as John Anderson, the president of the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The coronavirus testing clinics in Shepparton weren’t expected to open until 8am, but concerned locals were trying to register early after waiting times ballooned to six hours on Wednesday.

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