Yesterday, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed Victoria’s statewide lockdown will be extended beyond 11.59pm tonight. But he was unable to offer a new timeframe or any specifics around potential new rules.
Now, we have the details. Lockdown will last another week in Victoria. It’s currently set to end at 11.59pm next Tuesday, July 27.
“As promising as our progress has been, avoiding a New South Wales-style long, lengthy, very challenging lockdown where you just lose control of cases, we’ve avoided that,” Andrews said in a press conference. “But we need more time.
“We wish we could bring this in earlier, but we can’t run the risk that there are cases out there that we don’t know about.”
The extension comes as Victoria records 13 new locally acquired cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 85 active cases, Andrews said.