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Australia PM and Daniel Andrews hold crisis talks, tighter restrictions possible

02:11  31 july  2020
02:11  31 july  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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The premier, Steven Marshall, told the ABC this morning that the tighter border restrictions were in Payne told the ABC’s AM program that it was important these talks still took place in person. The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews , has repeatedly said that the spread of Covid-19 in Melbourne is

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The Prime Minister and Victoria's Premier have held crisis talks overnight, flagging the possibility of bringing in even tighter restrictions as the state records its darkest day of the coronavirus pandemic.

A man aged in his 50s became the latest Victorian to die from COVID-19, raising the state's coronavirus death toll to 106.

Victoria is set to record its 10,000th coronavirus case today as it grapples with a crisis seemingly out of control despite weeks of lockdown.

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a man wearing glasses and a blue shirt: Daniel Andrews. © Getty Daniel Andrews.

Yesterday, 723 new COVID-19 cases were recorded with 13 further deaths – 10 of those linked to private aged care facilities.

During Thursday night's call Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews are said to have discussed introducing tighter New Zealand-style lockdowns in Victoria to contain the escalating outbreak.

That would mean closing all businesses except for essential services, such as supermarkets and chemists, and also potentially restricting the movement of residents even further.

One suggestion is keeping people to their immediate neighbourhood for essential supplies.

All state and territory leaders are due to hold further talks today.

New restrictions for six areas in regional Victoria are now in force after coming into effect from midnight.

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Premier Daniel Andrews on Thursday also banned residents of the Colac-Otway, Greater Geelong Mr Andrews commended the majority of residents in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire for following Wednesday July 8 - 134 cases, new stage-three restrictions announced for metropolitan

The increased restrictions apply to those in: Colac-Otway, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Moorabool, Golden Plains, and the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Residents in these areas will no longer be permitted to have visitors to their homes but they can still go to cafes, restaurants and gyms, unlike those living under stage three restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

It comes after cases in regional areas increased to 255 yesterday, with 159 of those in the six worst-affected LGAs in the Geelong corridor.

From midnight on Sunday, the Victorian government is mandating mask use for the entire state.

Everyone must wear a face covering when they leave their homes.

"It's inconvenient, it's challenging, but it's essentially Stage 4 for Melbourne, and it's something we can do in regional Victoria without causing significant economic cost, but getting a really significant public health benefit," Mr Andrews said yesterday.

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Premier Daniel Andrews has extended COVID-19 restrictions to Geelong region. From 11.59 pm on Sunday, residents in regional Victoria will be required to wear a face mask when they Mr Andrews also announced coronavirus restrictions would be extended beyond metropolitan Melbourne and

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Sunday, July 26. The Premier said the next stage of restrictions 'may include' shutting down industries where outbreaks are happening such as the freight, logistics and warehousing sectors.

You can  get up-to-date information from the Federal Government's Coronavirus Australia app, available on the App Store, Google Play and the Government's WhatsApp channel.

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