Victoria has recorded no new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases as the government commits $143 million of support for businesses unable to operate on Valentine's Day due to the state's five-day lockdown.
Vaccinations will start for eligible high-risk recipients on Monday in Victoria, where there were no local or overseas-acquired coronavirus diagnoses in the latest 24-hour period, with more than 10,300 tests conducted.
It was the state's second consecutive day without a local virus case in Victoria.
Jobs Minister Martin Pakula on Sunday told reporters the state government will distribute $143 million to businesses affected by the state's third lockdown, which ended on Thursday.
Payments of $2000 to 50,000 businesses aims to compensate for the inability to trade over the five-day period, which coincided with Valentine's Day, Lunar New Year and the Australian Open tennis.
Businesses such as restaurants, florists, live entertainers and accommodation providers would be high on the list, he noted.
The support will be available for firms with an annual payroll of up to $3 million.
Additional payments of $3000 would be made available to licensed hospitality venues which have previously received support via the state's assistance fund, while $16 million in total would be handed to accommodation providers.
An additional 50,000 travel vouchers of $200 would be made available for venues in both regional Victoria and Greater Melbourne.
"They are the ones most profoundly affected by the lockdown and they are the ones we are targeting with this support," Mr Pakula said.
The payments "won't even begin to cover the cost of the losses", Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O'Brien said.
The state government has spent $6 billion on pandemic economic support, Mr Pakula said, adding the latest funding could be issued as soon as this week.
Victorian Chamber of Commerce chief Paul Guerra welcomed the measures but admitted they wouldn't be enough to cover all business losses.
"(It) will be welcome news for the many businesses impacted by the recent lockdown, particularly those that had to cover the costs of lost perishables, booking cancellations and wages," Mr Guerra said in a statement.
"Business looks forward, it doesn't look back, and the best support they can have right now is the ability to trade with certainty and confidence."
The Victoria Tourism Industry Council welcomed the government spending, noting the industry continued to "take a battering".
"The impact of the snap lockdown over what was to be a bumper weekend really rocked the sector," chief executive Felicia Mariani said.
Ahead of Monday's vaccination rollout in Victoria, 20 protesters were arrested in Melbourne after rallying in opposition to mandatory inoculation.
Fifteen of the people arrested on Saturday were fined and five others were charged with offences including resisting arrest.
COVID-19 vaccines are not mandatory in Australia.
Before the rallies, Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley told reporters that the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport cluster of some 22 cases was "far from being over" but the numbers indicated it was "increasingly under control".
Authorities believe the outbreak of the UK strain began when one of the family members used a nebuliser medical device that caused the virus to spread through the air.
Austin Health, Monash Health and Western Health hospitals will distribute Victoria's first doses of the Pfizer vaccine from Monday.
The federal government has allocated 12,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Victoria in the first week of the vaccination program.
Early recipients include hotel quarantine workers, airport and port workers, high-risk frontline health staff and aged care staff and residents.