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The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, is on his feet, preparing to announce an easing of restrictions.
He confirms that earlier number of two new cases in Victoria, one linked to a known outbreak, the other under investigation. There were no deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
What it means is that as so many cities across the world head into what is going to be a deadly winter, we in Melbourne and across Victoria are well-placed to have a Covid-safe summer and a Covid-normal 2021.
In Australia’s most populous state, NSW, numbers remain low. Australia and New Zealand standing in stark contrast to the rest of the world.
NSW has reported 1 new case of locally transmitted #COVID19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
4 cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were also diagnosed, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,149. pic.twitter.com/qQ2xbrSF1C