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Dozens of university students boarding at Trinity College have been forced to leave campus in Melbourne after breaching social distancing regulations by holding an unauthorised gathering.

Dozens of university students boarding at Trinity College have been forced to leave campus in Melbourne after breaching social distancing regulations by holding an unauthorised gathering on Monday night.

Students were told they must abide by the college-mandated COVID-19 requirements in order to live on campus and if they failed to comply, they would be asked to leave.

In a statement to 9News, Trinity College confirmed 24 students had been ordered to leave campus.

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"I am disappointed that some of our students did not observe the rules that are currently in place. These rules were introduced for their safety and that of our community," Trinity College Warden and CEO Professor Ken Hinchcliff said.

"Reassuringly, the majority of our students have complied with our social distancing requirements that have allowed Trinity College to continue to provide an essential residential service to our students in a safe environment.

"Many of our current students in residence are from overseas or remote Indigenous communities with nowhere else to go."

The college revealed students who decided to remain on campus between March 25 and May 13 agreed not to leave for any reason, except urgent medical care to minimise the risk of coronavirus.

All students who have been asked to leave as a result of the unauthorised gathering will be permitted back to Trinity for semester two.

Victoria recorded an increase of 10 coronavirus cases overnight, with a security guard working at Rydges hotel being among the new infections.

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Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said health authorities were investigating the outbreak at the Melbourne CBD Swanston Street hotel, which has infected a total of two security guards.

"There wasn't much overlap in their working schedules," he said.

"We will work on the presumption it's been acquired at the hotel. But they may have acquired it elsewhere.

"We need to go through that process of reviewing."

Victoria's coronavirus tally is now at 1628 cases.

Other new cases include six new household contacts linked to a previous infection and three returned travellers from overseas.

There are eight people in hospital, including three in intensive care.

The state has 61 active cases of coronavirus.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/university-students-boarding-trinity-college-kicked-out-breaching-social-distancing/38820be9-e343-46e6-9620-c66b2acd7a83

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