Data just in from the Victorian Government reveals that there were only 2 new local COVID infections reported over the past 24 hours – both linked to current outbreaks:
The two locally-acquired cases are linked to the current outbreaks. [2/2]
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) June 7, 2021
With all of the new cases linked to existing clusters, and most already being close contacts that are self-isolating, state government sources told the Herald-Sun they are “very confident” that Melbourne’s lockdown will end as scheduled at 11:59pm on 10 June, barring a major spike in new cases.
This easing of restrictions would most likely see Greater Melbourne emulate those that are currently applying in regional Victoria; although travel to regional areas is expected to be banned during the upcoming Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
These eased restrictions would include mask wearing indoors, bans or caps on home gatherings and public get-togethers, and caps and density limits on offices, venues, bars and restaurants.
However, schools are expected to return to face-to-face learning and children’s sport is expected to resume.
The Herald Sun understands that key industries were briefed yesterday afternoon briefed on the planned easing of restrictions.