Victoria records one new case, Premier announces return to work

There has been just one new local coronavirus infection recorded in Victoria overnight, as the Premier confirms his return to work.

Authorities report that the one case is a primary close contact of an earlier infection, and had been quarantining throughout the entire coronavirus period.

There are currently 68 active infections throughout the whole state, including those recorded in hotel quarantine.


It comes as Premier Daniel Andrews confirms he will be returning to work before the end of the month.

He’s been given the all-clear from his doctors after falling down the stairs and suffering a serious spinal injury almost four months ago.

It’s been over 110 days since he was in the role, with Acting Premier James Merlino filling in for him.

Premier Andrews posted a video to Facebook confirming that he will be back at work on June 28.

“This week I had another round of scans and a meeting with my care team at the Alfred and got some good news,” the Premier said.

“The broken vertebra has almost fully healed and they’re letting me take off the back brace that I’ve had to wear for the last three months.

“The six broken ribs will take a while longer to finish healing and doctors tell me that between the ribs and getting used to not having the brace on, the next couple of weeks will be a painful adjustment.

“But overall, I’m feeling good and I’ve been given the all-clear to return to work on Monday 28 June. I’m looking forward to it.”

I want to share some good news with you.My vertebra has almost fully healed and my ribs are well on track. The team taking care of me has given me the all clear to get back to work soon. To Cath, the kids and the doctors, nurses, ambos and physios who've taken care of me – I can't thank you enough. While I've been recovering the state has been in great hands. I am so grateful to James Merlino for stepping in to lead the Government and the state — he's done an amazing job. On Monday 28 June I'll be back to work – and back to getting things done. I can't wait.

Posted by Dan Andrews on Saturday, June 12, 2021

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