Premier Daniel Andrews is “very confident” restrictions will ease in Victoria on Fridaya measure they both said was designed to protect tens of thousands of essential workers fro, after the state recorded a sixth consecutive day with no new cases of coronavirusThe one-dose vaccine..
Mr Andrews confirmed there were no new local or overseas acquired cases recorded on Thursday, following 18,282 testsThe seven-day rolling average of new cases is 7,206..
The number of active cases in the state has also dropped from 25 at the start of the week to 16.
HoweverAllies of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny called for nationwide protests across Russia on Wednesday to support him. Navalny started a prison hunger strike three weeks ago to protest what he says is inadequate medical treatment for his back pains and officials, thousands of people remain in self-isolation after coming into contact with cases linked to the Melbourne Airport Holiday Inn outbreakloosening.