Victoria has experienced its darkest day ever, with 725 cases confirmed and 15 deaths, as the Premier has proposed a program of childcare permits.
One man in his 30s is among the deaths, while 12 of the deaths are related to facilities for aged care.
Premier Daniel Andrews has described the death of a man in his thirties, who this week underwent “COVID” as a “tragedy”.
He emphasized that the man is not a professional health worker. It is not just about the weak and the elderly.
Among the dead were three men and a woman in the seventies, three men, three women in the eighties, and three men and a woman in the nineties.
Victoria has a net number of 13,035 cases, and the death rate stands at 162.
For the 7227 reported cases, 1435 are affiliated with the elderly care program. 538 Victoria residents in the hospital are infected with the virus, 42 of whom are in intensive care.
Andrews announced that childcare and kindergarten will be available to workers who have no other way to care for their children while they are working.
Mr. Andrews indicated that the permit system would be implemented, and he recognized that the new system would be frustrating to many Victorians.
There will be many families who will not be able to access childcare as normal and it is necessary in order to minimize movement, it is important to reduce these numbers.
What I would suggest, even though it would be the easiest additional permit program, you can receive a very simple permit to access childcare if you are a permitted worker irrespective of your job personally or from home and certification that nobody in the house can look after your children.
It is important to note, these guidelines apply to kindergarten too, apply specifically to primary school students who attend school and do mostly distance learning and flexibilité in a controlled setting outside of the home.