How a trust breakdown left Melbourne’s minority communities hardest hit by Covid second wave
Melbourne’s top five areas for coronavirus cases in the latest outbreak are among the city’s most culturally and linguistically diverse
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A breakdown of trust and poor government communications left Melbourne’s ethnically diverse and lower-income suburbs ill-prepared as Covid-19 raged through their communities, according to peak community bodies.
Melbourne’s top five areas for Covid-19 cases in the second wave – Wyndham, Brimbank, Hume, Whittlesea and Melton – are among the city’s most culturally and linguistically diverse, as well as the most disadvantaged.