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Some more from Victoria about that cluster around the Smile Buffalo Thai cafe in the bayside suburb of Black Rock in Melbourne.
Deputy chief health officer Allen Cheng says there are are 21 cases linked to the cafe or from family gatherings of people linked to the cafe.
As yet, we haven’t found the source, but we are looking at several lines of investigation, including one person that had been in Sydney, but outside the Northern Beaches area.
Victoria’s health authorities are talking now about the importance of testing and asking people to bear with the long queues.
Acting Premier Jacinta Allan says:
Saturday was a very, very busy testing day across our testing centres across the state. I want to acknowledge upfront that people did have some long waits for their tests, and we want to thank people for their patience.
It does show that Victorians are understanding the real importance of going and getting tested, wether they are returned travellers, wether they’ve got any symptoms, it is a really great response for the Victorian community.
It’s important we do everything we can to identify any possible sources of transmission elsewhere in the state and therefore the testing effort that everyone is putting in, the efforts of thousands of people coming forward to get tested every single day is incredibly important so that we make sure we can flush this out once and for all. Once we get it up expected zero, we will be in far better place.