Regional Victoria to emerge from lockdown.
Lockdown restrictions will ease for regional Victorians as the state records three new COVID-19 infections linked to existing infections.
Residents outside of metropolitan Melbourne will be able to leave home for any reason after 11.59pm on Thursday, Acting Premier James Merlino confirmed.
Victoria on Thursday recorded three new cases out of 57,519 tests while more than 50,000 Victorians received vaccinations on Wednesday.
Of those, 23,921 were at state-run clinics.
Melbourne's lockdown, however, will be extended for another seven days until 11.59pm on June 10.
The three new infections - including in an Arcare Maidstone aged care resident in their 90s confirmed on Wednesday afternoon - are primary contacts of other cases. It brings the number of cases linked to Arcare Maidstone to five.
There are no additional exposure sites, with the list remaining at 370 sites, because the cases were isolating.
Acting Premier James Merlino says today’s three new cases are all close contacts of previous cases. He confirms lockdown will end in regional Victoria at 11:59pm tonight. More via @AAPNewswire pic.twitter.com/1jAHjC60zc— Benita Kolovos 🐯 (@benitakolovos) June 3, 2021