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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria to enter stage 4 Covid lockdown, Dan Andrews announces in press conference about new cases

New Victorian restrictions will take effect from midnight and will last until Wednesday midnight. NSW is asking 7,000 people to isolate themselves after visiting Melbourne Airport Terminal 4. Follow live

  • Two new Covid cases related to the Holiday Inn outbreak
  • Victoria’s lockout rules and restrictions for level 4; Melbourne hotspots list

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Should the Victorian government have moved faster with this outbreak?

Sutton does not believe:

I do not believe that. This is just the time that we have a number of exposure sites, a number of people who have been contagious in the community. This is the time.

For the next five days we want to make sure that no one who is contagious now is putting others at risk. For the first few days after that, we were – we knew exactly who was contagious, who was defined as primary close contacts, and we followed them all.

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Good afternoon everyone and a quick thank you Matilda for expertly walking us through a lot this morning.

We’ll jump right in and bring the latest from Daniel Andrews Marathon Presser.

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