The Victorian premier has reiterated that the state is “on track” to end its Stage 4 lockdown and is anticipated to make modifications by Wednesday evening.
Victoria was plunged right into a snap five-day lockdown on Friday with solely 4 causes to depart dwelling: two hours of train, important work, caregiving and meals and provides.
Regardless of rising fears the lockdown might be prolonged, Daniel Andrews insists the “circuit breaker” is working.
“I don’t need to be celebrating the very fact we’ve extra instances, however it’s truthful to say with simply two contained extra instances at this time – the technique is working,” he stated.
“We’re effectively positioned to make modifications tomorrow evening.
“I’m not able to definitively verify that, nonetheless with a really small variety of instances and the work of contract tracers we’re very effectively positioned – however we received’t know till a while tomorrow.
“We’ll wait so long as we are able to so as to have as a lot information as attainable.”
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‘We’re effectively positioned to make modifications tomorrow evening.’
Whereas the snap lockdown is now anticipated to end on Wednesday, it’s unknown what the following steps will appear like.
Earlier than the lockdown, masks have been nonetheless obligatory in various indoor settings, together with workplaces, and indoor gatherings have been restricted to 15 folks.
On being requested if Victoria would transfer again to these settings, Andrews stated it could rely on public well being recommendation.
“We’ll get these guidelines off as shortly as we probably can and as safely as we probably can,” he stated.
“The very best factor to do is wait to see what occurs over the following 24 hours.”
On the state’s second final day of Stage 4 lockdown, Victoria recorded two new native COVID instances.
The well being division confirmed the brand new instances had been recorded within the 24 hours to Tuesday out of 23,950 assessments.
There have been additionally two instances recorded in returned travellers in resort quarantine and this brings the variety of energetic instances within the state to 25.
“The 2 domestically acquired instances are shut family contacts of a beforehand confirmed case linked to the Vacation Inn,” the well being division tweeted.
These new instances have been additionally linked to the personal occasion at Coburg and the entire folks that attended might be retested.
“I’ll make it clear they did take a look at unfavorable some days in the past, so that they’ve been isolating and, consequently, there’s no additional publicity websites,” Andrews stated.