Melbourne protester in hospital with COVID-19
A person who was part of yesterday's protest in Melbourne's CBD has wound up in hospital with COVID-19.
A person who was part of yesterday's protest in Melbourne's CBD is now in hospital with COVID-19.
The Department of Health has confirmed that a person who attended the protests in Melbourne's CBD yesterday is being treated for the virus.
A department spokesperson said public health investigations were underway and has urged anyone who attended the protests and experienced a COVID-19 symptom should get tested immediately.
"We are urging protestors to get tested should they experience COVID-like symptoms, no matter how mild."
The case of COVID-19 will be included in tomorrow's case numbers.
It comes after Victoria recorded its highest ever daily tally of COVID-19 cases today, with 766 new infections.
Up to 1000 protesters took the streets of Melbourne's CBD yesterday after thousands gathered in the city to protest on Tuesday.
Victoria Police arrested 215 people during yesterday's arrest and made a further 92 arrests today, despite a far quieter and more relaxed day of demonstrations.
Today marked the fourth day of protests over a push to scrap mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for the construction industry.
On Tuesday, Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Patton said the thousands of "selfish individuals" who protested had all placed themselves and others at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Premier Daniel Andrews also condemned protesters who breached the CHO stay-at-home directions.
"We have come too far to turn back now. Please spare a thought for our healthcare workers who are working such long hours looking after patients, many who are struggling to breathe," Mr Andrews said.
Victorian nurses have also issued stern words to the thousands who have protested in Melbourne's CBD, telling the protesters "to stop thinking only of themselves".