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Another zero day as regions prepare for vaccine rollout

VICTORIA has recorded its third straight day of zero COVID-19 cases, following the easing of restrictions on Saturday.

Over the weekend, the state returned to the ‘COVID-safe summer’ restrictions following last month’s lockdown, which cut back mask wearing and increase gathering limits.

Health minister, Martin Foley said on Monday it was pleasing to see “another good day with no coronavirus detected” on Sunday.

There were 6972 people tested on Sunday, the Department of Health and Human Services said, with just 11 active cases left in the state.

Mr Foley said more than 4000 people had been vaccinated in the first week of the vaccine rollout, which was due to expand into regional and rural communities from this week.

The results came as Australia received its first 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Sunday.

The vaccine was the second approved for use in Australia and will be rolled out from next week, follow batch testing this week.

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