Victoria records 29th consecutive day of no virus cases as Western Australia stands firm on border closure

Victoria has notched up its 29th day of zero new coronavirus cases on Saturday, as the state prepares for reopened borders with Queensland. 

There are zero active cases in Victoria, which passed the 28 day virus-free milestone on Friday. 

Health authorities define “elimination” of the virus as 28 days without a new community infection.

The last active case of coronavirus was discharged from a Victorian hospital on Monday, while Friday marked four weeks since the last case was diagnosed. 

Queensland is set to reopen their border with Victoria on 1 December, leaving Western Australia as the only state to continue to ban Victorian travellers. 

WA Premier Mark McGowan said he would make an announcement over the next week about letting Victorians back in.

Queensland will also lift its border restrictions to Greater Sydney on 1 December, but continues to list Adelaide as a hotspot due to the cluster in the city’s north. 

Tasmania opened its borders to Victoria on Friday. 

NSW, meanwhile, has recorded zero new local cases for three straight weeks.

People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your jurisdiction’s restrictions on gathering limits.

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If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, stay home and arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

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