Victoria coming out of lockdown at midnight tonight.
Victoria has reported 10 new local COVID-19 cases as authorities prepare to cautiously lift the state's lockdown orders from midnight Tuesday night.
For a third straight day, all the new locally acquired cases on Tuesday have been linked to Victoria's current outbreaks and were in isolation for their entire infectious period.
There are seven Victorians in hospital with coronavirus – two in intensive care and one being ventilated.
Lots changing at 11:59pm. pic.twitter.com/rF3JT8DYSg— Mark Santomartino (@msanto92) July 27, 2021
Premier Daniel Andrews is urging caution once lockdown lifts, urging Victorians to, "please don't go and visit mum and dad at their place."
Borders will be tightened with NSW, with residents of the Wagga Wagga, Hay, Lockhart and Murrumbidgee local government areas no longer able to enter Victoria without a permit.
"I take no pleasure in having to essentially lock out those four communities from Victoria, but there's a refusal to lock people in Sydney into Sydney, so I have no choice but to make these changes," Premier Daniel Andrews said.
What will reopen?
- Pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars can reopen with 100 people inside and 300 outside, provided there's not more than one person per four square metres.
- Gyms can reopen with the same density quota.
- Public gatherings limited to 10 people. Funerals and weddings increased to 50.
- Masks mandatory inside and outside.
SA coming out of lockdown tonight, recording zero new cases.
South Australia is also coming out of lockdown at midnight Tuesday night, with zero new COVID cases to report today.
Premier Steven Marshall kicked off the press conference by offering "a massive thank you to absolutely everybody", but especially people who went into isolation.
Did SA's 'double-ring fencing' approach save it from prolonged lockdown? https://t.co/iLRJDax9pf— ABC News (@abcnews) July 26, 2021
When the lockdown lifts, SA will keep a range of heightened restrictions including a general density requirement of one person to every four square metres.