‘Operation Guardian’ stops over

Police and Army representatives were doing ID checks yesterday. Photo: Max Lesser.
Police and Army representatives were doing ID checks yesterday. Photo: Max Lesser.

There had been one new covid case recorded in Mount Alexander Shire as we went to press Thursday. The number of active local cases had been revised to 16.
Victoria had recorded a staggering new daily record of 2297 new cases and 11 deaths. Health authorities were at a loss to explain the reason for the spike with no particular incident attributed. There was one new case in the Macedon Ranges bringing their total to 51, 0 in Hepburn where there remain four active cases and nine in Greater Bendigo where there are now 42 active cases.
Castlemaine’s exposure sites have now been removed from the Coronavirus Victoria website. However, there are a number of Tier 1 sites at Bendigo and Ballarat. Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au for more details.
Victoria Police members and Army personnel visited Castlemaine on Tuesday as part of ‘Operation Guardian’. The team conducted ID checks at the Castlemaine Railway Station and also set up a roadside operation in Duke Street at the entrance to Castlemaine.
In other news Mount Alexander Shire has now reached 92.4% first dose vaccinations and 70.4% double dose. See today’s Mail for more and keep an eye on our social media and website for updates.