Another 1,377 new cases were recorded in Victoria today, as its capital achieved the inglorious honour of becoming the world’s most locked down city of the pandemic.
There are signs of hope, though.
Cases are stabilising in Melbourne’s northern and western hotspot suburbs, and there’s been a huge uptake of vaccines by teenagers preparing to return to school.
The concerns in the state are the growing cases in Melbourne’s south and east, where almost half the new cases are aged under 30, and that the daily cases are still stubbornly well above a thousand.
Still, term four is getting under way with face-to-face learning resuming, and now the group of medical and scientific experts, known as OzSAGE, has some new advice for making schools safe.