There are fears the Victorian lockdown will be extended through the weekend, as authorities continue to grapple with the rapid spread of the Indian variant.
It’s understood that senior government ministers have received a briefing from health officials overnight about how an extension will work.
Currently, the seven-day lockdown is still due to finish at midnight tomorrow night, Thursday, June 3.
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Most are hoping to have clarity in today’s press conference about whether or not the lockdown will extend through the weekend.
Victorian authorities yesterday reported that they’re increasingly concerned about the rapid spread of the Indian variant, confirming there has been transmission through very limited contact.
It could have been as simple a people walking past each other in a shop.
The length of a lockdown extension has been debated at a cabinet meeting overnight, with health officials presenting options to have it in place until early next week.
Victorian regional leaders are calling for country areas to be spared, as there have been no new cases outside of the city.
Authorities will provide another update later today.
Today’s numbers are not yet known.