Victoria lifts lockdown, but some restrictions still remain
The Victorian lockdown will end as planned at midnight tonight, with only a few restrictions to remain.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced the good news at a press conference today.
"I am very, very pleased to announce that just as we've indicated on Friday, this will be a five-day short sharp circuit-breaker," Mr Andrews said.
"Restrictions will come off at midnight tonight."
Some restrictions to remain across Victoria
What are the new Victorian restrictions?
Schools, retail and hospitality will be open tomorrow.
The four reasons for leaving the home rule has been lifted, as has the 5km from home restriction.
Masks will be required indoors and outdoors where you cannot physically distance.
"That inconvenience is nothing compared to lengthy, protracted lockdowns," Mr Andrews said.
"You can have five visitors to your home, not fifteen, until Friday week."
Up to 20 people are allowed at public gatherings from any number of households.
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And people can return to work in both the public and private sector, up to 50 percent of capacity.
Religious gatherings and ceremonies, weddings and funerals will be able to resume under the density limits which were in place this time last week.
Sport and recreation activities can also resume.
Visits to hospitals and care facilities will be limited to one household per day, with some exceptions.
"I am not foreshadowing any changes to these rules between now and Friday week," Mr Andrews said.
"This issue is not over and the virus is not gone."
No new coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in the past 24 hours.
Nearly 40,000 tests were conducted across Victoria in the past 24 hours.
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