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Victoria records no new cases

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Victoria records no new cases

Anyone wanting to come to Victoria from regional NSW will need to apply for a permit via the Services Victoria website. Travel will be allowed from green and orange zones, while those in red zones won't be allowed into Victoria.

GREEN ZONE: A green zone means you can apply for a permit and enter Victoria.

Of course, the current designated zones and regulations are subject to change, with DHHS advising that "border arrangements are constantly reviewed based on the health situation in each state and territory".

People in Victoria who were in greater Brisbane can leave isolation at 6pm tonight if they have returned a negative test.

ORANGE ZONE: If you have visited an orange zone you can apply for a permit and need to take a coronavirus test within 72 hours after arriving in Victoria, isolating before and after, until you receive a negative result.

"There's still many close contacts that have not been tested, it's a relatively new outbreak", he said, but added he was hopeful that advice could be updated later this week.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk said on Wednesday that all six cases in the United Kingdom strain Covid-19 cluster were from the same floor.

"But the public health team are not yet. comfortable to have people from the greater Brisbane area coming back to Melbourne or travelling to Melbourne regardless of where they might live".

Under the changes, regional New South Wales has moved from being classified as a "red zone" to "orange" as of 5:59pm Monday, meaning Victorians in those areas can begin to prepare their journey home.

Shepparton News editor Tyla Harrington is just one north-east resident waiting anxiously to return home.

He said health authorities were considering a similar arrangement for returned travellers from the Greater Brisbane region.

"When we discovered Greater Brisbane would be locked down, it was a bit disappointing, to be honest - 2021 was supposed to be a new year", Ms Harrington said.

"What that will mean is that we can provide clarity to people who are wanting to travel here". Anybody who has been in one of the locations at the times listed should follow the health advice of the Victorian Government.

MORE than 31,000 permits to travel into Victoria have been approved under the state's new traffic light system, despite a rollout plagued by "technical issues".

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT in the past 24 hours.

The Australian child, who arrived in Israel on January 9, attended an early learning centre in Armadale on January 7.

"Rapid point of care tests have variable sensitivity and specificity, it's my suspicion this is not going to end up being a confirmed positive test", he said.

"While those people affected are not required to undertake a COVID-19 test upon leaving quarantine, they are reminded to continue to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they start to experience even the mildest of symptoms".

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