Prime Minister Scott Morrison is confident that Victoria will be able to weather an outbreak of coronavirus.
Morrison said the federal and other state governments are supporting Victoria, which yesterday saw 49 new confirmed coronavirus cases.
He followed 41 other COVID-19 cases identified in Victoria on Saturday.
This morning it was revealed that a worker from the Australian Border Forces base at Melbourne Airport had also tested positive for coronavirus.
“In Victoria they do full tests, the ADF supports them, just like the other states,” Morrison said on 2GB radio.
“We just have to work hard to get out of it.
“Yes, that is a real concern, but my advice is that it is something we can master if we continue to apply focus and do what is necessary.”
The Victorian epidemics, which have caused quarantine in hotels, a meat factory and people without social distancing, have shown why we should remain vigilant against the virus, said Morrison.
“We have always said there is a risk of an epidemic … this is the great risk of COVID-19 and we cannot be complacent about it.”