Victoria’s five-day snap lockdown is ending tonight, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed on Wednesday morning. We did it, pals. WE DID IT.
Fronting reporters on Wednesday morning, Andrews confirmed the snap lockdown was a short, sharp circuit breaker, with most restrictions set to fall away at midnight.
“That is exactly what we said we needed, that’s exactly what we said would work,” Andrews said.
This means the Stage 4 restrictions, including the four reasons to leave home and the five kilometre rule, will be donezo from 11.59pm tonight. However, masks will be required indoors and outdoors where you can’t socially distance from each other.
Five visitors (FRIENDS!!!) will be allowed to your home from tonight, not 15 as was previously allowed before the lockdown, and outside gatherings are limited to 20 people from any number of households.
Victoria recorded no new cases (!!!) of coronavirus on Wednesday from almost 40,000 tests results – 39,258, to be exact – which is a huge bloody effort.
“Thank you to everybody who made this possible,” Andrews said. “A particular shoutout to those who are in iso at home, and the nearly 40,000 people who just got tested in the last few days and the literally thousands of staff who have worked tirelessly to bring this outbreak, to run this outbreak to the ground.”
Yesterday there were no new cases reported. 39,258 test results were received. Thank you to those who got tested – #EveryTestHelps.
More later: https://t.co/lIUrl0ZEco#COVID19Vic #COVID19VicData pic.twitter.com/wwxoVJo63W
— Victorian Department of Health (@VicGovDH) February 16, 2021
More to come.