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Young Melburnian says he regrets socialising with mates after getting coronavirus

‘You can’t relax’: Student who contracted coronavirus after ‘sharing a soda’ on a night out with friends says he regrets socialising as outbreak hits Melbourne

  • Luke Marin from south-east Melbourne went out with friends on Thursday night
  • He noticed the next day he had developed flu-like symptoms the following day
  • Mr Marin warned Victorians to stay indoors amid a spike in coronavirus cases 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

A young university student who contracted coronavirus after a night out with friends said he regrets socialising and should have stayed home. 

Luke Marin from Melbourne’s south-east noticed he had flu-like symptoms after he ‘shared a soft drink with a friend’ on Thursday night. 

Mr Marin said he did not break any social distancing rule but now his whole family are required to self-isolate.

He has warned others to stay home and follow restrictions amid 37 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Victoria over the past two days, 11 of which were transmitted within the community.     

University student, Luke Marin, (pictured)  from Melbourne’s south-east noticed he had flu-like symptoms after he ‘shared a soft drink with a friend’ on Thursday night

‘When they started relaxing the restrictions I took that as [an indication] that I’m not going to have as much as a chance of getting it,’ Mr Marin told 7.30.

‘Now I have it, and it shows you can’t let yourself relax and that you need to be cautious.’

Mr Marin said he has been told by his parents to stay in his room. 

‘My mum isn’t letting me go out into the rest of the house, so I guess I’m stuck in my room for the next two weeks. But I’ve got plenty of food in the fridge and should be alright,’ he said.  

He also said Victorian’s are better ‘playing it safe’ instead of going out with friends. 

Mr Marin said he did not break any social distancing rule but now his whole family are required to self-isolate

Mr Marin said he did not break any social distancing rule but now his whole family are required to self-isolate

Victoria is considering bringing back strict lockdown measures following a coronavirus outbreak in outer-suburban Melbourne and 20 fresh cases of infection overnight.  

A man in his 80s became the 20th person to die from COVID-19 in Victoria, as the state continues to battle another spike in coronavirus cases.

Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said they ‘won’t rule out’ reintroducing stay at home orders for coronavirus hotspots.

The six hotspots have been identified as the local government areas of Hume, Casey, Brimbank, Moreland, Cardinia and Darebin.

Health officials will begin doorknocking hotspots across Melbourne to ensure residents are sticking to government guidelines. 

He has warned others to stay home and follow restrictions amid 37 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Victoria over the past two days, 11 of which were transmitted within the community

He has warned others to stay home and follow restrictions amid 37 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Victoria over the past two days, 11 of which were transmitted within the community

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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