Four new local COVID-19 cases in Victoria all linked to known outbreaks

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Victoria recorded four new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, after the state closed the border to Brisbane and much of south-east Queensland on Saturday night due to a new Delta outbreak.

All four cases are linked to the current outbreaks and have been in quarantine throughout their entire infectious period, the Department of Health confirmed on Twitter.

More than 25,700 test results were received on Sunday and 15,841 doses of vaccine were administered across the state.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton declared 11 local government areas in Queensland “red zones” at 8pm on Saturday night, after large parts of south-east Queensland entered lockdown yesterday.

Anyone entering Victoria from the “red zones” is required to get a permit, get tested for COVID-19 immediately and quarantine for 14 days.

Non-Victorian residents who have been in a “red zone” since it came into effect cannot enter Victoria without an exemption.

The affected areas are City of Brisbane, Moreton Bay Regional Council, City of Gold Coast, City of Ipswich, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Logan City, Noosa Shire Council, Redland City, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council and Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

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