Media release
6 December 2020

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

This is the 37th 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 3,628,246 test results have been received in Victoria which is an increase of 8377 since yesterday. 

Two international travellers are now in mandatory quarantine in Victoria, after arriving in Sydney yesterday and boarding a domestic flight to Melbourne without quarantining in NSW. 

A comprehensive public health response is underway, including testing and full contact tracing. 

The two international travellers were on Virgin Airways flight VA838 from Sydney to Melbourne departing Sydney at noon on Saturday and arriving in Melbourne at 1.45pm.

They are not showing symptoms of COVID-19 and have had no known recent contact with a confirmed case.

An initial test of the two international travellers has returned negative results. Follow up testing is being arranged for tomorrow and for day 11 of their quarantine.

174 close contacts have been identified from the domestic flight. This includes 168 passengers, four crew and two pilots.

In addition, five staff who spoke with the overseas travellers at Melbourne Airport have been identified as close contacts. They have been contacted and advised to quarantine.

All flight passengers have been contacted by the department and are advised to quarantine until further test results from the overseas travellers are known. If this further testing is negative, the flight contacts will be able to finish their quarantine.

Anyone who has been at the Melbourne Airport domestic terminal 3 on Saturday afternoon is advised to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and to seek testing if symptoms, however mild, develop. 

Melbourne Airport is not a current risk to the public. You may continue to visit the airport, in line with current restrictions. 

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