Victoria records just ONE new coronavirus cases – the state’s lowest number in three months – bolstering hopes Daniel Andrews will lift lockdown rules tomorrow
- No deaths recorded on Saturday and Melbourne’s 14-day average fell to 8.1
Australia’s coronavirus capital Victoria has recorded just one new case of the disease, just 24 hours before state leaders decide whether to ease lockdown.
No deaths were recorded on Saturday and Melbourne’s rolling 14-day average is now down to 8.1.
The state had just two new infections on Friday with Premier Daniel Andrews expected to announce a raft of eased restrictions on Sunday.
‘The fact that we as a community… city and country… have been as stubborn as this virus in our resolve to defeat it, we are well placed to take significant steps on Sunday,’ he said on Friday.
‘On Sunday, I very much look forward to giving people a sense of what the coming weeks will look like.’
More to follow.
Victoria has recorded just one new coronavirus case with Premier Daniel Andrews expected to announce an easing of some restrictions on Sunday
State leaders had initially hoped the rolling average for Melbourne would be 5 before easing restrictions.
Within Victoria, there are currently 17 infections with an unknown source.
It’s possible one of the restrictions eased would be increasing Melbourne’s 5km limit up to 10km or 20km.
Mr Andrews also said the tough border between Melbourne and regional Victoria would remain.
The changes are expected to be more social rather than economic with restaurants and bars to remain closed.
There is a limit of five people from a maximum of two households for outdoor public gatherings in Melbourne.
Meanwhile in regional Victoria, 10 people are allowed to meet outdoors.
Since regional Victoria has already moved to allowing 10 people, it’s likely that Melbourne could follow suit on Sunday.
More to come.