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Australian state of Victoria extends strict COVID-19 lockdowns

Australian state of Victoria extends strict COVID-19 lockdowns”

Victoria has been at the centre of Australia's second wave of COVID-19 infections, recording close to 20,000 of the country's 26,279 total cases, as well as roughly 90 percent of deaths, which on Monday topped 800.

The plan, which Andrews revealed on Sunday, requires a staged exit from coronavirus restrictions that ends on November 23.

"While there will be some easing of restrictions here in a week, based on what we know from today's announcement these measures will provide minimal, if any relief to key sectors of our business community who need help the most".

Ms Carnell said the Victorian Government needed to step up and pick up some of the more prohibitive costs such as break lease fees, because "its not the business' fault that they can't open, it's the Government's".

"That's got to be done safely and it can't be in a way that would ultimately put at risk all the other goals of getting the place open by the time we get to Christimas", Mr Andrews said.

"There is no sign of reopening for many of them for many months to come".

From early August, Victoria's capital Melbourne was placed under stage four restrictions including a nightly curfew, with residents only permitted to leave their homes for work and school, exercise, medical reasons or to shop for essentials.

"You've got to get the (infection) numbers down. and once we do that then we can have a much broader reopening of our economy", he told ABC radio.

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At the same time, the curfew would be lifted, there would be no limits on leaving home, outdoor gatherings could increase to 10, homes would be able to have five visitors, and some adult non-contact sports could resume. Today we have been delivered a road to nowhere, ' he said.

The premier said the nominated 14-day average of five cases provided a 97 per cent chance of avoiding having to go back into lockdown.

'We can't run out of lockdown.

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Victoria's average daily number of cases during the previous 14 days was about 100.

But regional Victoria will be able to move to the third step of restrictions "quite soon".

Australia's coronavirus death toll stands at 762 after Victoria recorded nine more fatalities on Monday.



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