COVID a stage-5 clinger in Victoria
Victoria yesterday recorded its highest single-day death toll of the current COVID outbreak. There were 25 deaths and 1,923 new local cases reported yesterday. But to be glass-half-full for a sec, Victoria is expected to hit its 80% vaccination target today, and more restrictions are set to ease across the state. From 6pm, masks outdoors – no longer mandatory. ‘Non-essential’ businesses and gyms – open. Travel allowed between Melbourne and regional Victoria – pack the car. Also coming into force tonight is a tightening of the rules for medical exemptions from vaccination requirements. Going forward, Victorians must receive an exemption from the Australian Immunisation Register, not just a doctor’s letter.
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