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471 cases, and eight confirmed deaths, where specific details revealed about reducing meat production

Victoria records 471 new COVID cases, and 8 deaths confirmed

Victoria recorded 471 cases of coronavirus and eight deaths on Thursday. Four of the deaths were related to elderly care facilities.

Among the dead were two men in their sixties, three men, two women in their eighties and a woman in her nineties

There are 1,533 active cases associated with elderly care, out of a total of 7,449 active cases.

575 Victoria residents are in hospital with the virus, of whom 42 are in intensive care.

Premier Daniel Andrews has released guidance on the operation of industry, giving employees and employers more clarification.

Premier Daniel Andrews has tried to give more clarity about some industries that are not closed but where the workforce is being reduced. For the meat industry, processing facilities for red meat and pork will be reduced to 66 percent by midnight Friday.

However, poultry cannot be reduced to this low level and instead, it will be reduced to 80 percent to avoid animal killing and waste. These restrictions will not apply to facilities with fewer than 40 employees.

He warned that anyone who buys “enormous quantities of food” would leave the weak and the elderly without food. You may not be able to get the exact meat cuts you want but you’ll get what you need and you’ll get all the items you need.

Government jobs are currently running at 50 percent but will be reduced to 25 percent as soon as possible.

Work on apartment buildings over three-story buildings will be reduced to 25 percent.

The residential building will still have no more than five on-site personnel at any one time, but there will be limited mobility between sites.

Food and medical supplies and logistics warehouses will be granted an extension to reduce the workforce until midnight Sunday.

Then the workforce should be reduced by two-thirds of the current level.