Tourists could pose threat
Possibly the one thing Bendigo people are scared of is, Melbourne people coming to Bendigo as tourists.
Melbourne is the "current hot spot" for infections and people who live there should consider their weekend trips.
Ronald Vaitkus, Bendigo
Pandemic still a concern
It was expected that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the media and politicians in Victoria and Australia in general, would for once attempt to take a united stand to combat this problem, and positively advise the public on a daily basis of its transmission and effects.
What a silly, stupid observation to even think about.
A leading Melbourne LNP friendly newspaper has continually criticized the actions of the Premier, which in turn indirectly includes the Victorian CMO Professor Brett Sutton and federal CMO Brendan Murphy for his handling of the pandemic, but this is whose medical advice he is acting upon.
Not to be outdone, the LNP Opposition leader Michael O'Brien contributes his worthless contribution as well, suggesting regional Victoria be opened up.
That was a great idea, then you would have people from all over the state converging on the country areas endangering its population with this infection.
Any more great ideas, Michael?
The situation we find us in is not a joke.
Peoples lives are at stake, and it is very obvious that the Victorian Premier and Chief medical officer, along with the federal CMO Brendan Murphy are clearly showing the strain of the situation, with the latter leaving his position at the end of June with no mention of retirement in the explanation.
This pandemic has clearly shown that sections of the media will stop at nothing to put their political agenda, which also suggests why this profession is becoming about as popular as the politicians they promote.
Ken Price, Eaglehawk
Love your local plea
Mayor Marg O'Rourke calls on Bendigo residents to support the local businesses in this city.
I went into town to do some banking this morning.
As I walked around the CBD I was surprised by the number of empty shops, and businesses which simply are not open.
It is getting worse, and the delay in progress in the fight against COVID-19 will be pushing more businesses to the wall.
If we don't support our local businesses, there will be nothing left in the centre of the city at all.
We must love our local. We simply must.
Murray McPhie, Epsom
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