Victoria has recorded its tenth day in a row of zero new coronavirus cases and deaths, as restrictions were eased overnight.
Despite Victoria’s, no new COVID-19 cases health authorities are remaining careful. And warning citizens that there is evidence of the virus is possible “still out there” in the area.
Jeroen Weimar, Victoria’s testing commander of Department of Health and Human Services, said, the COVID-19 virus had not been implored and defeated people to continue coming ahead for testing.
“Health authorities would continue to examine samples from sewage sites over the state, as well as proceed to establish pop-up testing sites throughout Melbourne,” said Mr Weimar.
There are 2 cases with an anonymous source from within the past two weeks, in Heidelberg West and Deer Park.
It comes as Premier Daniel Andrews declared an easing of restrictions across the state on Sunday.
Of Monday morning Melbourne’s 25km radius rule was eliminated, while the “ring of steel” dividing the city from regional Victoria was also dismissed.
Gyms and fitness studios in Melbourne can open with a maximum of 20 people per venue, ten people per space.
On Monday morning Victoria’s testing commander told reporters, “After ten days of no coronavirus cases we remain cautious. I still have the sense that there are still some traces of coronavirus in our community somewhere.”
“That’s why there’s this regular and very distinct testing program which is such an essential part of what we’re doing,” said by Mr Weimar.
He continued, “The significant testing strengths are very encouraging and why people like schools and employers getting on board is a big help.”
Mr Weimar said all local government area over Victoria was testing approx 1.5 per cent of its population over two weeks. Twenty-four per cent of those were young people and children below the age of 19, and a third aged within 20-39.
On November 22 there will be another phase of reopening, with special gatherings of 10 visitors to home approved and public meetings of 50.
High sporting venues can be at 25 per cent limit, 100 people can attend the wedding and funerals, while the hospitality indoors can have 100 people inside and 200 outdoor.