Melbourne restrictions ease again overnight as Sydney remains in lockdown

melbourne restrictions ease again overnight as sydney remains in lockdown

Sumary of Melbourne restrictions ease again overnight as Sydney remains in lockdown:

  • Melburnians woke up to more freedoms this morning as their counterparts in Sydney remain under tough lockdown restrictions due to surging Covid-19 cases.The Victorian government eased coronavirus restrictions overnight to allow bigger crowds at sporting and entertainment events and a slight relaxing of cumbersome mask rules.Health Minister Martin Foley said the state was in a “stable position” but urged Victorians not to become complacent.“With the slower than forecast rollout of the Commonwealth vaccination program, reduction in returning traveller caps not yet in effect across the country and outbreaks interstate continuing to pose a risk to Victoria, the advice from our public health experts is that we ease those restrictions carefully and cautiously,” he said.The latest easing of restrictions across Melbourne brings the city into line with the rules across regional Victoria as the state slowly emerges from its last local outbreak in early June.Camera IconPeople flooding the Melbourne CBD as restrictions continue to ease.
  • Luis Ascui / NCA NewsWire Credit: News Corp AustraliaJust three active locally acquired cases remain in Victoria while in NSW the latest local outbreak ballooned to 395 infections on Thursday.People from Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Shellharbour, Blue Mountains and Wollongong, remain banned from entering Victoria as the state government tries desperately to prevent another local outbreak.The rest of NSW and the ACT have been deemed orange zones, meaning people wanting to enter Victoria must apply for a permit, get tested within 72 hours of arriving in the state and remain isolated until they receive a negative result.Camera IconIn contrast, Sydney is deserted.

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