Media Release
8 December 2020

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday and there are no cases currently active.

This is the 39th straight day where Victoria has recorded zero daily cases. There were no new deaths and the state’s death toll remains at 820. 

A total of 3,640,201 test results have been received in Victoria which is an increase of 7043 since yesterday. 

Two international travellers in mandatory quarantine in Victoria yesterday returned a negative result for their second COVID-19 test. An initial test was also negative. The travellers arrived in Sydney on Saturday and boarded a domestic flight to Melbourne without quarantining in NSW. 

All identified close contacts of the two travellers are able to end their current period of quarantine if they remain well.

The Department has contacted the 179 people who were identified as close contacts from Virgin Airways flight VA838 from Sydney to Melbourne, which departed Sydney at noon on Saturday and arrived in Melbourne at around 1.45pm. This includes passengers, flight crew and Melbourne Airport staff identified as close contacts.

The two international travellers are not showing symptoms of COVID-19 and have had no known contact with a positive case. They will remain in mandatory quarantine for 14 days and will be tested again on day 11 of their quarantine. 

The Victorian Government is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation in South Australia and will be guided by the health advice. 

A permit is required to enter Victoria from South Australia unless an exemption applies. Permits are available from the Service Victoria website. 

Information regarding COVID-19 is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website or by calling 1800 675 398.

Testing site details, including opening hours, are available at Where to get tested.

More information about travel to and from South Australia is available on the Coronavirus website.

Media enquiries: 

Department of Health & Human Services Media Unit (03) 9096 8860 or press@dhhs.vic.gov.au