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