Victoria records sixth consecutive day without a new COVID-19 case

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"For those individuals who have been in rural or regional NSW as a red zone, turned into an orange zone they will be free to leave quarantine", he said.

Of course, the current designated zones and regulations are subject to change, with DHHS advising that "border arrangements are constantly reviewed based on the health situation in each state and territory". Anyone travelling from a red zone will risk a fine of around $5,000, while those in green zones will be allowed to make their way across our state's borders providing they have a permit.

However, the permit system was delayed last night and not made available on the Services Victoria website until about 9pm, leaving travellers unable to log on for almost three hours.

"This is a huge step, it puts the Government in control of every single Victorian's life".

A $4957 fine will apply for arriving without one and police will continue to patrol the Victoria-NSW border.

Victoria today recorded its fifth consecutive day of zero new locally acquired cases. There were 18,660 tests undertaken in the past 24 hours. Folks will be required to isolate before and after the test and until they receive a negative result, as is procedure for tests across the board.

Barring some Victorians from returning home is a bold move.

Cleaning and contact tracing is underway but Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton suspects the case is a false positive.

The test was a rapid test, which has been proven to be less accurate than a nose and throat swab.

Nearly 200,000 tests have been taken in Victoria since the start of the year.

RED ZONE: If you have visited a red zone in the past 14 days you will not be allowed to enter Victoria without an exception or exemption. Greater Brisbane and Greater Sydney remain red zones.

People travelling from the orange zone can apply for a permit but will need to take a coronavirus test within 72 hours of entering the state.

Opposition Leader Michael O'Brien accused the Government's permit system of overreach by policing Victorians' travel through green zones.

Under this system, regional NSW - including the Central Coast - is classified as an orange zone, while parts of Sydney and Brisbane are in the red.

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