Pat Murnane and Ron Nelson sampling wares at Belmont Market pre-COVID-19. (City of Greater Geelong)

No active cases

The Department of Health and Human Services has revised the number of active Surf Coast cases from one to zero after initially reporting what was thought to be the first new case in the shire since April 10.

The department initially reported 10 cases in the Surf Coast Shire, including one active, on Wednesday but revised the figures to nine and zero respectively today.

The department on Wednesday declined to provide details on the case when it initially assigned it to the Surf Coast.

Previously the department has stated it does not comment on local government area figures.

Across the state the department reported 18 new cases bringing the Victorian total to 1780.

Uni protest

Federal Corangamite MP Libby Coker has given her “full support” to Deakin University staff protesting a decision to knock back a deal which “could have saved 400 jobs”.

Deakin University rejected the National Tertiary Education Union’s Job Protection Framework last month.

“While I cannot be there in person due to travel difficulties returning from parliament, I will be there in spirit standing in solidarity with the Deakin staff,” Ms Coker said.

Market reopens

The Belmont Market will reopen on Sunday with a reduced number of stalls and additional social distancing requirements, Geelong council has announced.

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