Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says stability in coronavirus cases numbers "is not enough" to see things return to "normal" as he again blasted Victorians for failing to comply with isolation rules.
"If we want to have businesses reopened, if we want to get back to something approaching normal, albeit a COVID normal, then we can’t continue to see stable numbers, we have to drive those numbers down," Mr Andrews said.
The state recorded five more deaths and another 403 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, making it the third-worst daily increase since the pandemic began.
Mr Andrews targeted young Victorians, more specifically, giving them an ultimatum to comply or face continued restrictions and fines.
"If you want this to be over, if you want to get to the other side of it and find that COVID normal and then lock in at that for the forseeable future… You’ve got to follow the rules," he said.
"If you want to get past these restrictions. If you want to get through this, or if you want to avoid a fine – I’m not fussed what motivates you – the only thing to do is to get tested, to isolate, and to follow the rules."
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From: Sky News Australia