The New South Wales – Victoria border will be closed from midnight tomorrow night as Victoria continues to battle a spike in coronavirus cases.
Victoria has recorded another 127 cases of COVID-19 overnight bringing the state’s total active cases to 645.
16 of the latest cases are from the public housing towers currently under lockdown.
A man in his sixties has died this morning and a man in his nineties died last night, bringing Victoria’s death toll to 22 and the country’s total to 106.
Victoria is likely to be the state economy hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis – as cases continue to climb and additional restrictions are enforced.
The latest outlook report from Deloitte suggests every state and territory economy will suffer but the largest downturn is likely to be felt in victoria – in part because of the state’s dependence on migration and foreign students.
And there is evidence that young people are experiencing more negative mental health impacts from the pandemic than any other group.
Research by Swinburne university has found that over the past three months depression rates among 18 to 24 years old’s are almost four times higher than usual.
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