Victoria on track to ease restrictions

Victoria on track to ease restrictions

Victoria on track to ease restrictions

Regional Victorians are allowed two visitors at home, while density limits are in place at restaurants, pubs and cafes, gyms and other venues.

Up to 7000 fans from Geelong and surrounding areas can also attend Friday night's AFL match at GMHBA Stadium between the Cats and the Western Bulldogs.

But anyone from Melbourne wanting to travel to the snow will need to have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of heading to the state's alpine resorts.

Swift contact tracing, snap lockdowns and internal border restrictions have helped Australia to suppress all prior outbreaks and keep its COVID-19 numbers relatively low, with just over 30,250 cases and 910 deaths.

Victoria has reported three new Covid cases after a complex of 100 townhouses was locked down in Melbourne's CBD.

Victoria, Australia's second-most populous state, had earlier in the day reported no new local cases, using data for the 24 hours to midnight on Tuesday, fuelling hopes that movement restrictions would be eased later in the week.

'Those two positive cases are connected to some communal areas that we are concerned about, thoroughfares within that particular complex, ' Weimar told reporters.

As a result, all residents in the building have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Victoria on track to ease restrictions
Victoria on track to ease restrictions

Health officials investigating an unlinked case announced on Saturday have determined transmission likely occurred in a shared facility within the low-rise townhouse and apartment complex in Southbank.

Dozens of new public exposures sites were published overnight, including several stalls at the popular South Melbourne Market.

The South Melbourne Market confirmed it would be closed on Wednesday after the health department listed the complex as a tier 2 exposure site.

Management said they were working with contractors, the health department and traders to reopen as soon as possible.

Acting Premier James Merlino flagged last week that Melbourne would likely move closer into line with regional Victoria from June 18, where two adults are now permitted for home visits each day.

He said the chance of spreading between apartments was low and supported the idea of people remaining in their flats despite problems with cross-infection in hotels.

A spokesperson for GV Health said everyone who had already booked a first dose of Pfizer would receive their vaccine, and there would be enough supply for everyone to have their second dose when it was due.

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