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Victoria hits an incredible milestone for coronavirus in 40 days with no new infections


Victoria has not recorded any new coronavirus cases and deaths for 40 days in a row as returned travelers open the lid of the revamped hotel quarantine.

Victoria began accepting international arrivals again on Monday after Prime Minister Daniel Andrews diverted all overseas flights from Melbourne on June 30 as the state was hit by a deadly second wave of coronavirus.

Sloppy quarantine measures by privately employed security guards sparked Melbourne's second wave of horrors. Ninety percent of all infections were from a family of four isolated at the Rydges on Swanston Hotel.

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Vu Nyuen and Ha Phung and their son Sam, 3, arrived on Monday on the first flight to land in Melbourne since the state's deadly second wave of COVID-19

Pictured is a quarantine room for a family of three at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Melbourne

Pictured is a quarantine room for a family of three at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Melbourne

International arrivals are now brought to two hotels – the Park Royal and the Pan Pacific.

Additional health hotels or "hot hotels" have been set up for people with medical needs or symptomatic travelers.

Returning travelers reveal what it's like in Victoria's newly started and strict hotel quarantine. Some say they can't even open a window.

Vu Nyuen and Ha Phung and their son Sam, 3, arrived on Monday on the first flight to land in Melbourne since the state's deadly second wave of COVID-19.

The 27-year-old mother said the family had become used to living in just one room at the Pan Pacific but said it was "so far, so good."

"It's pretty small, but big enough for a couple and a child," she told the Herald Sun.

Ms. Phung said her husband worked remotely and the family would prefer if he had a "work corner or another room."

Returning travelers reveal what it's like in Victoria's newly started and strict hotel quarantine. Some say they can't even open a window

Returning travelers reveal what it's like in Victoria's newly started and strict hotel quarantine. Some say they can't even open a window

The 27-year-old mother said the family had become used to living in just one room at the Pan Pacific but said it was "so far, so good."

The 27-year-old mother said the family had become used to living in just one room at the Pan Pacific but said it was "so far, so good."

Ms. Phung documents her time on the return trip to Australia and in the hotel quarantine

Ms. Phung documents her time on the return trip to Australia and in the hotel quarantine

The family is fortunate to be back in Victoria after being stranded in March when they traveled to the UK to visit their husband who had worked.

The young couple has now spent about $ 9,000 to cover hotel quarantine costs.

Ms. Phung said she had to distract her son with movies and coloring books to keep him from jumping off the walls.

"I'm just trying to catch up with the new time zone and keep him happy and busy with new activities in our room," she said.

"The nurse called him and gave him a little present, so he's excited about it."

In the previous hotel quarantine, guests were allowed to get some fresh air, but now they cannot even open a window.

Ms. Phung said the room was designed so that the entire wall is a window so that they can still get some sunshine but no fresh air.

The lobby of the Pan Pacific Hotel is shown, in which Ms. Phung and her family are in quarantine

The lobby of the Pan Pacific Hotel is shown, in which Ms. Phung and her family are in quarantine

Comedian Adam Hills arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday and is also in quarantine. During his stay, he shares videos and photos on Instagram

Comedian Adam Hills arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday and is also in quarantine. During his stay, he shares videos and photos on Instagram

Meals include chicken curry, salad, cereal, and fruit. Ms. Phun said there were some "nice" ones who were nice while others weren't.

Comedian Adam Hills arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday and is also in quarantine. During his stay, he shares videos and photos on Instagram.

Hills posted a video on the first day of quarantine and said it wasn't a bad start either and was happy to order room service.

"To be honest, the staff in Melbourne were absolutely first class after 40 hours of driving," he said in a video.

“There was an army, there was a police force, everyone was friendly, everyone said welcome home, everyone checked that the people who got off the plane were okay. Checking in at the hotel was relatively straightforward, taking a while.

“When I found out I could actually order room service if I had to, I almost cried. I could order a milkshake if I want. & # 39;

Hills posted a video on the first day of quarantine and said it wasn't a bad start either and was happy to order room service

Hills posted a video on the first day of quarantine and said it wasn't a bad start either and was happy to order room service