Victoria is entering day two of its latest COVID lockdown, as authorities try to contain an extra-infectious strain of the virus.
With 39 active cases in the state, Victorians have been told not to leave home except to shop for food and essential items, to provide or receive care, for exercise, work or study, or to get vaccinated.
People must observe a five-kilometre travel limit for exercise and shopping, and wear masks both indoors and outdoors.
Most infections are linked to the City of Whittlesea cluster in Melbourne, with cases testing positive for the B1617 strain first identified in India.
ViAuthorities detected just four new cases on Friday, but the state’s chief health officer Brett Sutton cautioned “it’s not over yet”.
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