Victoria's Covid trend continues as restriction easing expected

Brianne Tolj
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Victoria recorded its ninth day of no coronavirus cases or deaths on Sunday.

The state’s encouragingly low Covid-19 numbers over the past week mean Melbournians could soon be able to travel to regional Victoria.

Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to announce the end of the 25km travel limit and the city's "ring of steel" during a press conference on Sunday.

"They will be big steps, they'll get us much closer to normal than we've been for six or seven months, which is very significant," he said earlier this week.

A view of a crowded Bourke Street mall on Saturday with people going through a shopping day. Source: Getty
The state’s encouragingly low Covid-19 numbers over the past week mean Melbournians could soon be able to travel to regional Victoria. Source: Getty

Other restrictions that could be eased include allowing 40 people to indoor venues and 70 to outdoor ones.

Indoor swimming pools and indoor fitness classes could reopen to 20 people and 50 people could be allowed at outdoor funerals and outdoor religious gatherings.

Travel freedom is set to expand again when the NSW border reopens to Victorians on November 23.

The number of active cases in the state has now dropped to eight, with the 14 day average of daily cases falling to 0.9. Just two cases have an unknown source.

The state government has started an enforcement blitz targeting workplaces amid reports from businesses and workers that rules aren't being followed.

Compliance checks will be undertaken by police, WorkSafe and government officials, with fines up to $10,000 for breaches.

with AAP

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