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Ahead of schedule

VICTORIA could see its path out of COVID-19 brought forward, after restrictions in Melbourne were eased yesterday.

Premier, Daniel Andrews said the state’s better-than-expected results over the past month meant the State Government had been able to change some requirements for reaching the next stage on the COVID-19 roadmap.

Regional Victoria has been on step three of the roadmap for the past week and a half, but it wasn’t due to reach the next step until at least November 23.

But Mr Andrews said Sunday the trigger points for making further steps would no longer be “defined by dates in the calendar”.

“Instead, the ‘trigger point’ for review by our public health team will be based solely on reaching our case number targets,” he said.

“That means the sooner we hit those targets, the sooner we can consider our next steps.

“It also means that getting back to the things we love – seeing more of the people we love – not only is achievable, it’s in our hands.”

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