The Victorian government has introduced new density limits for hospitality venues in a bid to curb rising case numbers.
From midnight tonight, a density limit of one person per two square metres will be in place at hospitality and entertainment venues.
Business Wodonga chief executive Graham Jenkin said the decision would be a blow for businesses.
"Obviously it will have an impact on hospitality businesses right across Victoria, " he said. "Sadly we are seeing an explosion of cases so it's not unexpected but is once again a dagger in the hearts of businesses trying to get going again."
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The Victorian government also announced from midnight anyone who produces a positive rapid antigen test must formally report the outcome to the Department of Health.
A new phone and online reporting system is being set up. Anyone who tests positive via a RAT will now be considered a probable case and must treat it as if they had tested positive by PCR.
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