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The Victorian Prime Minister described Delta as “a major challenge” and said he wanted one Avoid the magnitude breakout experienced in Sydney.

Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has confirmed the state lockdown will be extended after 12 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Monday, all linked to the current outbreak.

” These restrictions simply cannot end at midnight tomorrow night. That would not be the responsible thing, “he told reporters on Monday.

The lockdown should end at midnight on Tuesday. Mr Andrews wouldn’t say how long the current restrictions would last.

Test numbers, exposure locations and test results on Monday would guide the lockdown extension, he said, adding he hoped to tell Victorians how long that would be could last on Tuesday.

However, he warned that even if Victoria coped with the current eruption, border security would remain an “ongoing challenge”.

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“Unless the number of cases in Sydney drops dramatically, we will have an ongoing challenge in defending this border in the north,” he said.

“Making sure that no one who has this virus gets into our state This is for another day, this is mainly our challenge, but we will ask the community to do their part for a longer period of time. “

The health department confirmed that there were 13 new ones in the 24 hours until Monday morning has registered local infections, one of which is a case in Mildura previously announced by authorities.

All new cases are related to the current Delta variant outbreaks in the state that originate in NSW.

Victoria also recorded a new infection overseas that is currently in hotel quarantine, bringing the total active cases to 81.

Reported yesterday: 13 new local cases and 1 new case Purchased abroad (currently in HQ) – 14,758 vaccine doses were administered – 54,839 test results were receivedMore later: https://t.co/lIUrl1hf3W#COVID19Vic # COVID19VicData pic.twitter. com / j2r9Pz8Ynd

Mr. Andrews described the Delta variant as “a big challenge” and said the current number of cases confirms the decision to lock the state was the right one.

“If we had been open , we would be like Sydney with hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of cases. We’re not going to seek a brief bailout, but something completely different. ”Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said Monday’s cases included one related to the Carlton v Geelong match at the MCG, a new Mildura case , four cases related to Ms. Frankie’s restaurant in Cremorne, two related to Trinity Grammar, one to the Phillip Island case, one to the Wallabies v France rugby game in AAMI Park, one to Young and Jackson’s pub in Melbourne’s CBD, one with Bacchus Marsh Grammar and one with The Crafty Squire.

Dr. Sutton urged anyone who was at the Crafty Squire in the early hours of Monday, July 12, from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. to isolate and get tested.

Remember the exposure sites check daily. The following new Tier 1 exposure pages were recently added online at https://t.co/xojLvnrdjA. Go online for more. pic.twitter.com/aojemQ2caq

There are now more than 250 locations of exposure associated with the outbreak, with new locations including a number of restaurants, cafes and fitness centers in the north and south-east of Melbourne, as well as a shell Gas station in Doncaster East.

During the 24 hours through Monday, 54,839 test results were returned and 14,758 vaccines were administered.

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