No new cases in Qld as virus restrictions are eased in Victoria

Queensland has recorded another day of no new cases of coronavirus, with just eight infections still considered active in the state.

It comes as Victoria marked it’s ninth straight day with no new virus cases or deaths, with residents rewarded with a further relaxing of restrictions.

From midnight tonight, Melbourne residents will enjoy greater freedoms when travel restrictions and the “ring of steel” is lifted.


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“Victoria will once again be united as one single state,” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters on Sunday.

“The 25km travel limit will go, the Melbourne-regional Victoria border comes down, families will be able to be together again.

“We know that so many people have missed those that they love the most, those who they need to see, been desperately keen to see for such a long period of time.”

Changes to outdoor gatherings, restaurants, gyms and weddings will also come into play.

At hospitality venues, 40 people will now be allowed indoors, while up to 70 people will be allowed outdoors.

Gyms and indoor sports centres will be able to have up to 20 people, and theatres and cinemas can also reopen with the same number of patrons.

The rolling 14-day average in Melbourne now sits at 0.4, with just four cases remaining active across the entire state.

In NSW, there have also been no new local COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, however four returning travellers in hotel quarantine have tested positive.

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