Victoria’s Prime Minister Daniel Andrews states that Ballarat will enter a seven-day blockade after several COVID-19 cases have been found in the region.
Andrews said Ballarat is a 70% single dose, will be assigned additional vaccines, and testing facilities will be expanded throughout the city.
He said that without the blockade of Ballarat, the city’s incident would “become a threat and risk to all parts of Victoria” and would not be in control.
“Ballarat is not a community that is locked out of everyone else. People have moved to different parts of Victoria and to Melbourne,” he said.
“These patterns of movement mean that the virus rides on a vehicle and, if unchecked, could spread throughout Victoria and endanger very few cases in Victoria today.”
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