/ 29 October 2021

COVID a stage-5 clinger in Victoria

Image caption: Reuters
Image caption: Reuters

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. 

Know someone who'd be interested in this story? Click to share...

The Squiz Today

Your shortcut to being informed, we've got your news needs covered.

Get the Squiz Today newsletter

Quick, agenda-free news that doesn't take itself too seriously. Get on it.