Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria records 384 new COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria records 384 new COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria records 384 new COVID-19 cases

We’ve just been given a more detailed summary on the breakdown between staff and resident cases at the worst affected aged care facilities in Victoria.

There are currently 769 active cases of COVID-19 and 39 deaths related to aged care facilities.

Please note, the below list is not comprehensive – there are now 84 facilities with active outbreaks, this latest breakdown lists the top 10.

– Stuck at home amid a cold winter, Melburnians are burning through firewood at a cracking pace and retailers are scrambling to keep up with demand.

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Firewood.com.au, which claims to be the largest supplier of firewood in Victoria, has introduced a two-week processing time for new purchases to manage demand.

– “We’ve got the wood [supply], but we can’t keep up with the orders. There’s such demand out there and everyone else has run out,” said Michael Spillane, chief operating officer at Firewood.com.au.

– The AFL will oversee a mass movement of the families of players and staff from Victorian clubs on Thursday when an estimated 400 people – including as many as 170 kids – move to a transition hub on the Gold Coast.

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Thursday marks the biggest movement of AFL-related people to Queensland since the AFL effectively decided to relocate the competition to the sunshine state, which will involve three separate flights from Melbourne.

All told, there will be close to 1500 AFL people – counting their families – in Queensland once Carlton and Hawthorn finish their stints in Perth and move to Queensland, which accounts for the AFL’s huge spending of around $3 million a week to keep the competition afloat.

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Once the club staffers, the wives and partners and children arrive in Queensland they will have to spend 14 days in quarantine at one “transition hub”. They will not see players if they are family until they have completed those two weeks and even after that period will not be allowed to attend games.

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