Victoria has recorded six new local COVID-19 cases as residents wake to their sixth coronavirus lockdown.
The six cases include two that were already reported yesterday.
According to the state’s health department, all of the new infections are linked to current outbreaks.
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However, concerningly, none were in isolation during their infectious periods.
It comes after 15 people were last night arrested after hundreds stormed the city to protest against the state’s latest seven-day lockdown.
The stay-at-home order kicked in at 8.00pm on Thursday after Victoria recorded eight new cases of the highly contagious Delta variant.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the decision to force Victorians back into lockdown just ten days after coming out of the last one was tough but necessary.
“The alternative is not to be locked down for seven days, it’s being locked down for seven weeks or more, locked down until we get to 80 per cent vaccination and that may not happen until Christmas time,” he said.
Further details surrounding the latest COVID-19 cases are expected to be revealed at this morning’s press conference.