BREAKING NEWS: Covid panic after an infected man attended the wild protests that ripped through Melbourne this week – and he’s now in HOSPITAL
- A protester who attended Melbourne’s war memorial rally in hospital with Covid
- Panic has gripped the state’s health system with fears more cases will follow
- It come as Victoria recorded its highest daily case total with 766 new infections
A man infected with Covid-19 attended Melbourne’s wild protests this week and is now in hospital.
Health sources say the demonstrator was among those at Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance where dramatic scenes played out on Wednesday, the ABC reported.
Daily Mail Australia have contacted the Victorian health department for further comment on the matter.
A man infected with Covid-19 attended Melbourne ‘s wild protests this week and is now in hospital
An ICU Nurse is pictured treating a Covid patient at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Panic has now gripped the state’s health system with fears there could be a flurry of new cases to follow after hundreds descended on the war memorial yesterday and about 2000 marched throughout the CBD on Tuesday.
A large mob also stormed the head office of the CFMEU on Monday with construction workers furious over mandatory coronavirus vaccine requirements on job sites.
The worrying development comes as Victoria recorded its highest number of daily cases since the the pandemic began with 766 new infections and four death.
Thursday also marked another grim milestone with Melbourne shattering the world record for the longest accumulative time under stay-at-home orders with a staggering 235 days.
The city has suffered through six lockdowns recording a death toll of 900 people.
Victoria is desperately trying to vaccinate its population against the raspatory virus with the jab rate climbing to 45.2 per cent on Wednesday and a decree that all teachers and early childhood workers must be double-dosed by November 29.
Construction workers furious over mandatory coronavirus vaccine requirements on job sites protested at Melbourne’s war memorial
Protesters march through the streets of Melbourne with one holding Australia’s maritime flag – a symbol often adopted by conspiracy theorists in the ‘sovereign citizens movement’
Chanting ‘every day’ from the shrine, hundreds of mostly men without masks, some still wearing high-visibility clothing like in days earlier, had marched through the city to the war memorial.
Heavily armed police surrounded the shrine, with officers slowly moving in on the mob making arrests.
The stand-off lasted more than three hours as police tried to negotiate with protesters to peacefully exit via St Kilda Road.
By 4:30pm, some of the crowd dispersed but dozens remained behind and became rowdy before police fired rubber bullets.
A flare was thrown in retaliation as the riot squad cleared the crowd and took control of the site, which was left strewn with broken bottles and rubbish.
Victoria Police arrested 215 protesters throughout the day while two officers suffered head injuries, and one was taken to hospital with chest pains.
Tap handles, golf balls, batteries and bottles were thrown at them from the shrine.