Melbourne’s lockdown has been extended for another week as concerns grow over the transmissibility of the Delta strain.
Premier Daniel Andrews said there were a number of “mystery cases” among the 20 new cases recorded in Victoria in the last 24 hours, with only 15 linked to current outbreaks.
Defences to stop the spread of the New South Wales outbreak – which recorded 344 new cases today – will also be strengthened, with the Victoria-NSW border bubble now subject to a permit system.
“If this virus can get from Sydney to Byron Bay, to Dubbo, to Armidale, to Tamworth, then only a fool would think that it couldn’t get to Albury,” Mr Andrews said.
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