COVID-19 MARCH UPDATE

As of March 1st 2020, Victoria had a total of 9 confirmed cases with coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

After one week, a few more cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 14.

 

After another week later, the number of confirmed cases rose to 69.

 

Three weeks into March, the total jumped to 284 cases.

 

And now, nearly reaching the end of March, the number of cases has already doubled.

 

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The current number of confirmed cases in Victoria (as of 27th March 2020) is now at 574. Out of the 574 cases, 3 people have unfortunately passed away and 171 have recovered.

 

The numbers are always increasing each day. Why? Because humans can spread it to each other. The virus doesn’t move. Only we move the virus.

 

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, listen out for any Government updates and abide the rules. Don’t leave your home unless you need to. Practice social distancing (1 person per 4 square meter); use coughing etiquette, and regularly wash your hands.

 

SYMPTOMS:

Know the symptoms: fever, breathing difficulties/breathlessness, coughing, sore throat, fatigue or tiredness. If you have any of those symptoms, don’t go to your local clinic or hospitable. Stay home.

 

Give the Victorian-dedicated hotline for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on 1800 675 398.

 

For more information on COVID-19, you can give the Australian National Coronavirus Helpline a call on 1800 020 080.

 

EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGES:

For those who are self-isolating across Victoria and have no access to food or essential supplies, do not fret. The Victoria Government has introduced Emergency Relief Packages for those who are in need.

 

To receive an emergency relief package, call the Victorian-dedicated hotline for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on 1800 675 398.

 

 

USEFUL LINKS:

 

 

 

  • To check your symptoms to see if you have been infected, click here.

 

  • For a list of all current restrictions under Stage 2, click here.

 

  • For more information on Victoria’s Emergency Relief Packages, click here.

 

 

 

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