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Restrictions remain

REGIONAL Victoria won’t see restrictions lifted in the next fortnight, chief health officer, Brett Sutton said on Saturday.

With just three active cases of COVID-19 in regional Victoria, there had been calls for restrictions to be lifted, but Prof Sutton said there wouldn’t be any changes until the situation improved in Melbourne.

Under the roadmap, the trigger point for regional Victoria to move from step three to the last step is when the state has recorded no new COVID cases for 14 days.

Melbourne is currently under step two restrictions and could join regional Victoria under step three as soon as October 19 if its rolling 14-day average is below five cases a day and there are less than five mystery cases.

According to the roadmap, step three would mean the four reasons for leaving home would be removed and travel between Melbourne and regional Victoria would be allowed.

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