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No more COVID fragments in Lakes Entrance

FURTHER testing of the local wastewater in the Lakes Entrance area across the weekend has produced negative results. Viral fragments of COVID-19 were detected in...

Metro lockdown lift unlikely

IT seems unlikely Melbourne's lockdown will be lifted this Thursday as scheduled. On Sunday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews implied Melbourne's sixth lockdown would be prolonged,...

Lockdowns keep local mental health professionals busy

THE surprise announcement on Monday that Victoria's regional areas were to be lifted out of lockdown from 11.59pm sent a wave of joy, relief...

More stress for our Year 12s

LOCAL Year 12 students say they are stressed by the constant disruptions COVID-19 is causing during their final school year. This year's General Achievement Test...

Traralgon kinder cleaned after student was exposed to a COVID case

THE family of a student who attends the Cumberland Park Kindergarten in Traralgon was this week advised by the Department of Health that they...

Melbourne lockdown extended by a week

MELBOURNE'S lockdown will be extended by seven days. Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the restrictions, which came into place last Thursday night, will continue until...

Still no crowds for Sale races

DESPITE an easing of restrictions in regional Victoria, spectators will still not be permitted at horse racing meets across the state. This includes Thursday's meeting...

Gippsland vaccination program ramping up

GIPPSLAND general practices and GP-led respiratory clinics have administered more than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses in four months. The milestone was reached on Friday, when...

COVID money for business, but Bull says it’s just not enough

A NEW jointly-funded package from the federal and state governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses support to recover from the most recent...

Another MP calls for rapid testing

ANOTHER Gippsland MP has backed calls for widespread rapid COVID antigen tests to help Victoria "exit from a cycle of lockdowns". Gippsland South MLA Danny...

Lockdown will end in regional Victoria tonight

THE lockdown in regional Victoria will be lifted at 11.59pm tonight, in a surprise move by the state government. There have been no new coronavirus...

Return to lockdown

VICTORIA will enter its sixth lockdown from 8pm tonight. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the lockdown will last seven days, with Victorians again only having five...

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Gyms, pools open from Saturday

Gyms and pools will reopen across regional Victoria from 11.59pm tomorrow night, but construction workers statewide must show proof of vaccination in order to...