Two new locally-acquired coronavirus cases recorded in Victoria as restrictions set to ease

Two new locally-acquired coronavirus cases recorded in Victoria as restrictions set to ease
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Two new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Victoria after six consecutive days of no new infections.

Health authorities said the new cases, reported on Friday, were primary close contacts of pre-existing cases, likely linked to the recent Holiday Inn cluster, and have been in quarantine during their infectious period.

Twenty-two cases have so far been linked to the outbreak, excluding the two cases announced on Friday.

Fears the virus would spread into the community led to a five-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown, which ended on 18 February.

The new infections come just hours before Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to wind back COVID-19 restrictions put in place after the Black Rock outbreak in late December. 

Current restrictions include a strict five-person limit on…



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