Mini-steps to Melbourne reopening

Original article by Alex White, Sharon McGowan
Herald Sun – Page: 9 : 12-Oct-20

Victoria recorded 12 new coronavirus cases on 11 October, following 14 on the previous day; the state’s death toll from COVID-19 has risen by one to 810. Victoria’s 14-day average of new cases is now 9.6, and Premier Daniel Andrews has conceded that the target number for stage-four lockdown restrictions to be eased on 19 October is unlikely to be met. However, he has signalled that there will be "significant changes" to the restrictions, which could include allowing larger groups of people to gather outdoors. Restrictions on regional businesses are also likely to be relaxed. Meanwhile, the government has extended Victoria’s ‘State of Emergency’ and ‘State of Disaster’ declarations for another four weeks.


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