Military to ride with paramedics as virus cases climb

Victoria has stuck a deal with the Australian Defence Force to support ambulance staff who will 'inevitably' end up in quarantine

Defence troops will soon ride alongside Victorian paramedics as the state braces for an "inevitable" rise in the number of ambulance staff forced into quarantine.

ADF personnel at a vehicle checkpoint outside of Melbourne. Photo: AAP

Victoria recorded 270 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, tipping Australia's total case numbers over 10,000.