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Australia Victoria's roadmap to freedom delay

03:16  27 september  2021
03:16  27 september  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed the state' s roadmap out of lockdown, releasing detailed milestones for coming freedoms . Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed the state' s long-awaited roadmap out of lockdown, with extended travel limits in Melbourne, outdoor dining, and face-to-face school classes set to return next month. The roadmap is set to begin once 70 per cent of Victorian ' s eligible population (those over 16) are vaccinated, with relaxed restrictions being introduced "cautiously" at first, with fears a spike in cases predicted in December could overwhelm the

Victoria ' s Health Minister Martin Foley said the state was unlikely to reach its 80 per cent single-dose target rate on Sunday as initially forecast, with the figure only sitting at 76.3 per cent. Long-suffering Victorians are dealt another blow with masks and home visit rules set to stay in place even after 80% are vaccinated - as roadmap to freedom is delayed due to slow jab rates.

Victoria's vaccination target has fallen short, delaying the easing of restrictions by a few days.

But the setback will allow for a "critical" vaccine milestone to be reached, experts claim.

A number of rules will now be lifted from tomorrow night when the state reaches the 80 per cent single-dose target.

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The state government had initially predicted that milestone would be reached by Sunday.

But epidemiologist Professor Catherine Bennett said the delay was worth the wait.

"Every day matters," Professor Bennett told Today.

"Hitting those targets is critical because it does actually give us that level of protection that we need, but also gives us those extra freedoms that we know now are coming to those particular vaccination levels."

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Victoria ' s long-awaited roadmap out of lockdown will be released on Sunday, the premier has confirmed, as a man in his 20s became one of the state's latest COVID-19 victims. Victoria recorded 445 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Tuesday, including the Hume man and a woman in her 80s from Brimbank. The deaths bring the toll from the latest outbreak to six and the overall toll since the start of the pandemic to 826. Department of Health deputy secretary Kate Matson said authorities were unaware the man had the virus before he died at home on Monday.

Victoria ' s roadmap to freedom delayed by slow vaccination rates across state State was scheduled to hit 80 per cent target by Sunday - but is at 76.3 per cent Series of protests this week in CBD also tipped to see Covid case numbers rise Expert said strict Covid rules may be needed

From 11.59pm tomorrow, metropolitan Melbourne's travel limit will increase to 15 kilometres and certain outdoor sports will be able to resume.


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Five people who are fully vaccinated plus a vaccinated trainer will be able to take part in personal training outdoors in Melbourne, while adults will be permitted to remove masks at playgrounds to eat and drink.

In regional Victoria, the outdoor venue cap will increase from 20 to 30, and masks will not be required for services including facials and beard trimming in hair and beauty parlours.

But Professor Bennett doesn't think school children will be forced to have the coronavirus vaccine before being allowed to return to classrooms.

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a person standing next to a fence: Students in Victoria will get more clarity about what classroom learning will look like in the coming weeks. © Nine Students in Victoria will get more clarity about what classroom learning will look like in the coming weeks.

"We know that kids, thankfully, while they are as likely to be infected, don't pass the virus on easily as adults, so it makes that school environment a bit safer from what we have learnt from our centre from immunisation research.

Professor Bennett said this "takes the pressure off mandating vaccination" for the group.

"But there is a lot of parents and kids out there who want it," she said.

"The more kids are vaccinated in the younger groups, 12 to 15-year-olds we are talking about, that keeps schools safer and hopefully less disrupted.

"That is the most important thing."

As children begin to return to classrooms in Term 4, the outlook for next year will become clearer, she said.

Victoria recorded 779 new COVID-19 infections and another two deaths yesterday.

Victoria records 1143 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths .
The reduction from yesterday's significant spike comes as more than 349,35 COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the state in the last 24 hour reporting period. An expert has warned case numbers in Victoria could soon hit 6000 per day as talk turns to an extension of the state's lockdowns.LIVE UPDATES: Restrictions return in New South Wales and QueenslandVictoria's roadmap to freedom may need to be paused or modified due to yesterday's record-breaking numbers, with 1438 new infections recorded.GP Dr Mukesh Haikerwal said cases will "probably double and double again"."I'll say it again.

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