Outdoor freedoms could be granted for Victorians within days

Original article by Paul Sakkal
The Age – Page: Online : 15-Sep-21

Victoria has recorded 445 new locally-acquired COVID cases in the last 24 hours, with 129 having been linked to known clusters. The state has also reported two additional deaths from the current outbreak, including a man in his 20s. The death of a man in his 40s will be included in the daily report on 15 September. Premier Daniel Andrews is set to release details of his government’s reopening road map on 19 September. Clinical epidemiologist Professor Nancy Baxter says the eased restrictions are likely to include allowing people to attend small outdoor gatherings. Some 158 Victorians are currently in hospital with COVID-19, and only one has been fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in regional Victoria is rising, with Ballarat recording its first cases in more than a year.