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Victoria records two new local coronavirus cases hours before premier is due to relax restrictions  

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Victoria records two new local coronavirus cases hours before premier is due to relax restrictions on masks and gatherings in homes

  • Victoria records two new Covid-19 cases after six days without any infections 
  • The new covid cases are both primary close contacts of pre-existing infections 

Victoria has recorded two new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 just hours before a string of restrictions were set to be relaxed.

The new cases have ended the state’s six-day streak with no new infections. 

Health authorities say the new infections are both primary close contacts of pre-existing cases and have been quarantining during their infectious period.

The cases were found amid more than 16,500 tests carried out in the last 24 hours with Victoria now having 17 active cases of Covid-19.  

Victoria has recorded two new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 just hours before a string of restrictions were set to be relaxed

It comes as Premier Daniel Andrews was expected to roll back restrictions on masks and gatherings at home and outdoors.

The rules are expected to return how they were during Christmas time.

This could see masks only being made mandatory for indoor setting like shopping centres, supermarkets and on public transport. 

Changes are also expected to be made to the amount of visitors people can have to their homes.

The current limit is at five but this could be bumped up to 30. 

Only 20 people are allowed to gather together outside in the state but before Christmas this was at 100. 

More to come. 

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