ACT Records 12 New Cases of COVID-19, Canberra Gyms, Schools, and Cinema Among Exposure Locations

The ACT has recorded 12 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.

There are four people in hospital with the virus, with one person in intensive care requiring ventilation.

More than 96 per cent of Canberrans aged 12 and above have now received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

There are currently 185 active cases of the virus in the territory.

More than 1,400 negative tests were received in the past 24 hours.

Exposure in cinema, gyms, and schools

Charles Weston School in Coombs is the latest Canberra school to have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.

Duffy Primary School has also added another exposure date — Friday, November 1 — bringing its exposure range to a total of seven days.

There are now 21 ACT schools that have recorded exposure to the virus since their complete return to on-campus learning at the start of the month.

Before ACT students returned to on-site learning, ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry said she “would be surprised” if there was not a case on a school campus this term.

Schools haven’t been the only exposure locations though, gyms and a cinema feature on the ACT’s exposure sites list as well.

Anytime Fitness in Weston has recorded three instances of close contact, on Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10 from 6:30am to 7:30am, and Thursday, November 11 from 6:30am to 7:15am.

A movie showing at Palace Electric Cinemas was also identified as a close-contact location — a screening of No Time to Die on Thursday, November 11 from 6pm to 8:45pm.

Cinemas in the territory have been allowed to operate at full capacity since Friday, with no requirement for patrons to wear masks while indoors.

More to come.


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