Victoria continues COVID-free streak with no new cases, no deaths

Henrietta Strickland
November 28, 2020

At the peak of the pandemic, Victoria recorded 6,768 active cases on August seventh.

Meanwhile, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has repeatedly said eliminating the virus locally was "unrealistic", but her state is surging towards elimination too as long as no local cases are reported in the next nine days.

The last COVID-19 patient in a Victorian hospital was discharged on Monday, leaving the state without an active case, and Friday marked four weeks since the last new case was diagnosed.

"The aviation and tourism industries rely on a connected nation and we welcome the Queensland government's decision to reopen the state's borders to Victoria and New South Wales from December 1", Virgin Australia's General Manager Network and Revenue Management Russell Shaw said in a statement.

It comes after the border with Tasmania reopened yesterday after months of the borders being tightly shut. Check your jurisdiction's restrictions on gathering limits.

People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others.

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, stay home and arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

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