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Melbourne women travelled 150km just for a haircut

A regional MP has alleged two Melbourne women who travelled to a regional COVID-19 hot spot for a haircut boasted of their brazen lockdown violation.

iState Liberal MP for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell said Friday she received a “deeply concerning” complaint about the haircut from a constituent in Bendigo.

“This is the very behaviour that puts the community at risk.

“There needs to be a steel trap around Melbourne, there is not enough protection for the regions. All it takes is one case to matters so much worse.”

This comes as health authorities ramp up virus testing across three major regional hubs like Bendigo, with Daniel Andrews announcing “significant growth” in infections across Victoria country.

In the past 14 days Bendigo had recorded 53 cases, it was revealed Thursday.

“Despite the fact they’re under a different set of rules, we have seen some growth in cases – significant growth that is of obvious concern,” Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters.

Individuals caught breaching lockdown laws faces on-the-spot fines of $1652.

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