The Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has provided the Premier with urgent advice that the government has acted upon to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Shepparton.
The Premier phoned Ms Sheed to ask what support the government could provide to Shepparton.
Ms Sheed requested:
• Bottled water for those in line for COVID tests
• For high-risk individuals to be prioritised in COVID testing lines
• For the government to open a testing location in Mooroopna, and • For vulnerable community members to be tested in their homes
Today the Victorian Premier said he would act on Ms Sheed’s advice, which had come from consulting with community members.
Ms Sheed has also spoken with the Minster for Health and last night received a briefing from the Victorian Deputy Chief Health Officer.
“I will keep phoning government ministers over the coming days and continue to request what our community needs. I won’t be stopping.”
Ms Sheed’s office is still taking calls from constituents to hear their concerns, answer questions and compile a list of further actions that she can take to the government for rapid implementation.
“I want community members to contact my office so we can tell the government to do what is needed for the health and safety of everyone in Shepparton.”
“I will continue to work hard on the community’s behalf to ensure our community is protected,” Ms Sheed said.
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