20 new locally acquired coronavirus cases have been recorded in Melbourne Metro as regional Victoria wakes up to lockdown free morning.
Victorian Health Authorities announced all the new cases are linked to previously known cases, while only five were in quarantine during their infectious periods.
The real concern is that fifteen of the today announced cases were out in the community while infected with COVID19.
Premier Daniel Andrews was reluctant to commit if lockdown will be extended or not on Thursday.
“It is still too early to say whether lockdown could end as planned at 8 pm on Thursday.”
However, Health experts are of the view it will be very difficult for the Premier to ease any restrictions.
Virendra Patel is a small business owner in Melbourne’s western suburb.
He told The Australia Today, “My printing business needs some sort of certainty about what’s going on with the lockdown.”
“It took me 9 years to establish my own business and now I can’t sleep at night due to fear of losing everything.”
Anyone from Melbourne metro trying to go to regional Victoria will potentially face fines of up to $5,000. Just to make sure restrictions are followed almost 200 police officers are deployed to main and back roads across Victoria.
DHHS data shows 34,892 tests were processed in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning, while 22,670 Victorians were vaccinated at a state-run hub.