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We start this morning with the news the list of exposure sites in Victoria has grown to 70.
I think we can expect further social distancing measures to be announced today in response to that – it’s a huge list.
It includes a NSW western Riverina sporting club in Tooleybuc, which is near the Victorian border. A positive case attended a football match at Cohuna which the Tooleybuc club was at.
Anyone who was at the Cohuna recreation reserve on Saturday May 22 between 12pm and 5pm must get a Covid test and isolate until they receive their results.
NSW has already officially asked all residents to rethink any non-urgent travel to greater Melbourne or Bendigo. South Australia has gone further and shut its borders to Melbourne residents as of 6pm last night.
We’ll keep across everything that happens there as it does, as well as parliament and estimates. I know it’s Politics Live, but we want you to have all the information you need as quickly as possible. As always, I’ll highlight important events – and we’ll pull out all the important information in stories where you can quickly find it.
You have Katharine Murphy, Mike Bowers, Sarah Martin and Paul Karp in Canberra. Our Melbourne team is also on deck keeping you abreast of all that is happening there. And you have Amy Remeikis on the blog for most of the day.
Melbourne, we’re thinking of you.