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Pandemic -Black Lives Matter Protester Tested Positive in Victoria

Victoria has recorded eight new COVID 19 cases including one person attended at the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne on Saturday.

It is estimated that about 10,000 people attended the anti racism protest on Saturday in Malbourne , led in order to find a justice for George Floyd death by white policemen in Minneapolis.

“The man in his 30s was very unlikely to have acquired the virus at the protest and was not showing symptoms on the day, but he may have been infectious at the demonstration,” said, Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer.

“ I hope anyone who has attended that, and indeed across Victoria, who develop symptoms that are compatible with corona virus really need to isolate themselves, get tested, get that result back and become well before they get out and about again,” Professor Sutton added.

Victoria's COVID 19 restrictions are only allow a social gathering of about 20 people at a time, and authorities have urged people to not attend the protests.

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