Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said the state of
emergency, which will now expire at 11:59pm on June 21, was extended to
give the Chief Health Officer the powers needed to enforce new
restrictions that come into effect on Monday.
“It’ll mean the legal directions we’ve had in operation will be issued from
tomorrow to give effect to regulations relating to mass gatherings and the changes that will allow for example up to 20 people to be in a
gathering in a private home,” she said.
Deputy Chief Health Officer Annaleise van Dieman said genomic testing was underway to find out if the Keilor Downs outbreak was linked to the one at Cedar Meats in Brooklyn — a cluster of 111 cases of coronavirus.
She said how the Keilor Downs family became unwell was unknown at this stage.
…One additional case has been linked to the outbreak at Rydges on Swanston, bringing the total cases linked to the hotel to seven.