Victoria records 13 new coronavirus cases as an infected family travels from Melbourne to popular Queensland holiday island and lockdown extension looms
- Victoria health department announced it had recorded 13 new Covid-19 cases
- 54,839 tests conducted and 14,758 vaccine doses administered in 24 hours
- Family of six left Victoria before lockdown orders to visit Hamilton Island
Victoria has recorded 13 new Covid-19 cases while a family of tourists travelled from Covid-ravaged Melbourne to a popular Queensland holiday island.
The new cases came after 54,839 tests were conducted and 14,758 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours. There are now 81 active cases.
A family of six have also been escorted by police off Hamilton Island, in Queensland’s Whitsundays, after it was revealed they had left Victoria just before the state was plunged into a snap-five day lockdown on Friday.
They are considered to be close contacts of a Covid-19 positive case in Victoria.
The group were taken back to mainland Queensland and two of the family members were placed into 14-day private quarantine.
The remaining four have been taken to Prosperine Hospital where they will be tested before they are reunited with their family in isolation.
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