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Covid-19 Australia: Victoria records 13 new cases as infected family travels to Queensland

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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