Vic restrictions likely to be eased early as COVID cases remain low

There are more encouraging signs out of Victoria with the state recording just three new COVID-19 cases overnight.

The state also went another day with no new deaths recorded.

The 14-day rolling average of new cases in metropolitan Melbourne has now fallen to just 6.2 while there’s only been 10 cases in the last fortnight with no known source.


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The average in regional Victoria has dropped to just 0.4.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has already flagged bringing forward the easing of more restrictions.

Hospitality and retail businesses are due to be allowed to reopen on November 1 but that could be fast-tracked.

“It won’t necessarily be every single business. Some of them will remain high risk,” Mr Andrews said on Tuesday.

“I’m not promising that we can change that but we’re certainly having a look at it very, very closely. Every venue is different.”