Victoria records entire WEEK of 'donut days' ahead of Sunday's big announcement


Victoria has seventh day of zero coronavirus cases on Friday ahead of next steps on Sunday

Victoria has recorded its seventh consecutive coronavirus ‘donut day,’ ahead of the weekend where further restrictions will be eased.

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed there had been zero further COVID cases in the past 24 hours.

There were also no deaths, leaving the state’s death toll at 819.

The 14-day rolling average dropped to 1.3, which is a decrease of 0.1.

There are only two mystery cases across the state, which is unchanged from a day earlier.

The rolling average in regional Victoria remains at zero.

Premier Daniel Andrews will announce the further relaxation of restrictions on Sunday, including an end to the 25-kilometre travel radius limit and the border between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien pointed to diminishing active cases as a reason for the premier to realign rules closer to those enjoyed north of the border.

“Whether it’s weddings, whether it’s going to a pub, whether it’s sporting events, whether it’s having people over - NSW have demonstrated that they can live safely with coronavirus with very low numbers,” he told reporters.

“Victoria has got even lower numbers and yet our lives are so much more locked down.”

The Victorian government has already committed to lifting capacity limits at Melbourne hospitality venues to 40 patrons indoors - 10 per space - and 70 outdoors.

- With AAP




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