Victoria continues virus-free streak

Victoria has recorded its eleventh consecutive day without a locally-acquired COVID-19 case.

In the past 24 hours to midnight, more than 23,000 Victorians came forward to be tested for the virus and almost 13,000 vaccine doses were administered.

No cases were recorded in overseas travellers currently in hotel quarantine and the state is still managing 20 active cases of the virus.

Currently anybody who returns from a “red zone” – such as Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Shellharbour, Blue Mountains or Wollongong – must get tested and isolate for 14 days.

Health Minister Martin Foley has urged Victorians to avoid travelling to NSW as harder border measures could be introduced at any moment.

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People are seen walking along a busy Bourke Street Mall on June 24, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria has declared all of the Greater Sydney and Wollongong areas of NSW as red zones, residents from those areas no longer able to enter the state. The new restrictions come as NSW authorities work to contain a COVID-19 cluster. COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria will ease at midnight tonight. Public gatherings will be allowed with up to 50 people, and up to 15 peo (Getty)

“We might well see tougher arrangements apply across NSW as their position becomes more precarious,” he said.

“While regional NSW remains orange, we are concerned about leakage of the virus from the Greater Sydney area.

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“If you are Victorian, don’t travel to NSW.”

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