PM and Victorian Premier hold crisis talks after deadliest day

There are fears Victoria is headed for tighter restrictions again today, with the Premier holding crisis talks with the Prime Minister late last night.

It’s understood the two leaders discussed potential options to try and contain the outbreak, which endured its worst day yet yesterday.

723 new infections were recorded, and another 13 people passed away.


There are already reports a man in his 50s has passed away overnight, with concerns the numbers could be worse again today.

Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters in yesterday’s press conference that he usually gets a late night briefing on the figures ahead of announcing them the following morning.

He and Prime Minister Scott Morrison reportedly discussed a ‘New Zealand style lockdown’, which could mean closing all businesses in Melbourne except for essential services.

It comes as tighter restrictions come into place for the Greater Geelong area overnight, with residents now unable to have home visits.

Trips to businesses like restaurants and gyms are still allowed at this stage.

Yesterday, the Premier also announced that from Monday, everyone in the state will be required to wear a face mask when outside their homes.

Victorian authorities usually deliver a coronavirus update at 11.00am.