Melbourne reports another 20 cases of coronavirus as caravan parks turn away tourists from COVID-19 hotspots
Victoria has reported another 20 cases of COVID-19, as caravan parks prepare to turn away holidaymakers from outbreak hotspots ahead of the school break.
The additional 20 cases confirmed on Wednesday are among 213 infections diagnosed across the state over the past 10 days, following an outbreak in outer-suburban Melbourne.
Three caravan parks on the Great Ocean Road have announced they will cancel bookings from travellers who reside in COVID-19 hotspots.
Pictured: Medical workers at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in a shopping centre carpark in Melbourne on Tuesday
The six hotspots have been identified as the local government areas of Hume, Casey, Brimbank, Moreland, Cardinia and Darebin.
A statement shared to websites for the Lorne Foreshore, Torquay Foreshore and Anglesea Family caravan parks said the cancellations would apply to all bookings up until Monday July 13.
‘To protect the health and safety of our staff, visitors and coastal communities, we will not be taking upcoming bookings, and will be cancelling all current bookings, from guests that live in the identified hotspot council areas of Hume, Casey, Brimbank, Moreland, Cardinia and Darebin,’ the statement reads.
‘We will not be lifting these restrictions until the Victorian Government advises that community transmission in these areas is under control.
‘We regret that we have had to make this decision, but we must do everything we can to protect our staff, visitors and small coastal communities at this time.’
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Pictured: A long queue of cars wait at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Melbourne on Tuesday