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I am going to hand over the blog now to my colleague Elias Visontay to see you through the afternoon and evening.
Enjoy the rest of your day.

And some more from the Victorian press conference earlier, via AAP (which wasn’t covered live, so I couldn’t bring it to you earlier):

The Victorian transport infrastructure minister, Jacinta Allan, said the state government won’t further ease restrictions before Sunday, despite the positive figures.

So much hard work has gone into getting these numbers at these low levels.

These are very much precious gains we want to hold onto and part of holding onto that is continuing to follow health advice about how we should carefully and safely step out of restrictions.

We are going to need to continue to do that for the months ahead.

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