Australia Victoria records more 12 cases of coronavirus, one death

02:26  13 october  2020
02:26  13 october  2020 Source:   theage.com.au

States set to reopen as virus cases fall

  States set to reopen as virus cases fall Australia's COVID-19 case numbers continue to track in the right direction, paving the way for states to allow greater travel and ease other restrictions.

Victoria has recorded 12 new coronavirus cases and one further death overnight as the state readies itself for the further easing of restrictions. Key points: Some coronavirus restrictions in Melbourne will be eased slightly from Monday. The Premier is expected to detail the changes on

Victoria recorded 466 new cases of coronavirus and 12 deaths overnight, including six connected to aged care settings. Premier Daniel Andrews said the man in his 30s was not a healthcare worker, but could not provide more information about the case . Two men in their 70s, two men and three women

Victoria has recorded 12 more cases of coronavirus in the past day and one more death.

Daniel Andrews wearing a suit and tie: The Age, News, 10/09/2020 picture Justin McManus. The Premier, Daniel Andrews 100th consecutive press conference on coronavirus. © Justin McManus The Age, News, 10/09/2020 picture Justin McManus. The Premier, Daniel Andrews 100th consecutive press conference on coronavirus.

The numbers bring Victoria's 14-day average to 10.4.

Melbourne cannot reach its target to take the next step out of lockdown, but some restrictions will be eased next Monday.

The decision has frustrated retailers, who argue they should be allowed to open.

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Victoria has recorded 216 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours and another 12 people have died.

The most recent death reported in Victoria will be included in tomorrow's death toll, as it Contact tracing is continuing. A case confirmed today attended Fitness First St Leonards on Monday July A further death from coronavirus has been recorded in Victoria - bringing the number of people to die

The Victorian director of one of the nation's peak industry associations says the retail sector should be allowed to reopen after Premier Daniel Andrews acknowledged daily case numbers may not drop any lower.

On Monday, Mr Andrews said the daily case average of about 10 may be "as good as it gets" and the state could enact more significant easing of restrictions despite the slightly higher risk of a surge in cases once rules are relaxed.

But the Premier said rules for the retail sector are unlikely to change on Sunday when some social restrictions will be eased.

On Tuesday morning, the Australian Industry Group's Tim Piper said shutting non-essential retail had helped to achieve the strategy of limiting movement and thereby suppressing the virus' spread.

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Victoria has recorded 37 new cases of coronavirus , the first time new daily cases have dropped into the 30s since June, and six further deaths . Key points: Melbourne's 14-day coronavirus daily case average has dropped to 61.6 and regional Victoria 's has dropped to 4.3. Pet groomers will be allowed

Victoria 's Chief Health Officer calls for urgent and stronger coronavirus shutdown measures, as the state records its first three COVID-19 deaths Victoria and New South Wales — the two states with the most cases — have been pushing for the most severe interventions to limit the virus's spread in

"But we've now reached the stage where we're not getting any further," he said.

"[Mr Andrews' announcement on Monday] was very dispiriting for literally every business in Victoria because there was an expectation, a strong one, that we were going to be back on deck.

"We'd been given every indication over the last few weeks that was going to occur."

Many businesses - including hairdressers which had installed perspex screens - had already implemented COVID-safe plans in anticipation of opening, Mr Piper said on ABC Radio National.

Victorian parliament resumes today and Daniel Andrews' government is expected to face fresh scrutiny over the bungling of the hotel quarantine program.

The fallout of the program has so far claimed two political scalps; Health Minister Jenny Mikakos and the head of the public service Chris Eccles have both resigned.

The Opposition will this week move a motion of "no confidence" in the Premier, but it is unlikely to garner any support in the Legislative Assembly where Labor has a 55-38 majority.

More to come

Scotland extends coronavirus restrictions as nation heads for new tiered system .
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