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Victoria records its fifth day in a row of no new Covid cases

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Victoria records its fifth day in a row of no new Covid cases and brings in new ‘traffic light’ system to stop snap border closures with coloured zones dictating where you can travel

Victoria has recorded zero new locally-acquired coronavirus cases for a fifth consecutive day.

Just one new case was recorded on Monday, which was a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

Around 18,660 tests have been conducted across the state in the last 24 hours.

Victoria currently has 40 active cases, down from 45 on Sunday.

Victoria is set to introduce a ‘traffic light’ system to clear up residents’ confusion  about where they can travel after recent border closures due to outbreaks in South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.

Victoria has recorded zero new locally-acquired cases for a fifth consecutive day. Pictured is a healthcare worker at a testing clinic at the MCG in Melbourne last week

Victorians will need a permit but will be allowed to travel in designated green zones anywhere across Australia, the Herald Sun reported.

Those in an amber zone will need a permit but must get tested and -self isolate until they receive a negative result once they arrive home.

Victorians will be not be permitted travel to red zones and must meet strict conditions if they return home from a no-go zone.

Victoria currently considers NSW and Brisbane as red zones.

The state government will announce more details about the system on Monday. 

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