Victoria records eight Covid cases as state emerges from lockdown

·News Reporter
·1-min read

For the fourth straight day, all of Victoria's new locally acquired Covid-19 cases have not spent any time in the community.

The Department of Health reported a further eight cases on Wednesday, all of which are linked to previous infections and have been isolating.

Wednesday's total is the lowest number of daily cases in 14 days.

It comes as Victorians wake to a lifting of multiple restrictions with its fifth lockdown coming to an end overnight.

Three men walk across a CBD street.
Victorians are waking to an end of lockdown. Source: Getty

Victorians will now be able to travel any distance and leave their homes for any reason, but masks will remain compulsory indoors and outdoors.

A ban on home gatherings remains, however people are able to gather outside in groups of 10.

Restaurants and cafes can reopen for seated service only, with a maximum cap of 100 per venue and density quotas of one person per 4sqm, while smaller venues are limited to 25 people.

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Retail, live music venues and gyms can also throw open their doors with strict density limits, workers may return to offices at 25 per cent capacity and students can return to school.

Victoria's latest outbreak, which originated in NSW, now stands at 198 cases.

The outbreak peaked at 26 known local cases on July 22.

There were close to 36,000 tests received on Tuesday while 19,349 vaccine doses were administered.

With AAP

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