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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews mentioned he understands the nervousness of folks that stay caught outdoors Victoria and that the general public well being group is working to try to restrict the geographical space to which crimson zone guidelines apply.

The general public well being group, which Mr Andrews has persistently mentioned is guided solely by medical recommendation, deemed massive areas of NSW “crimson zones” beneath the state authorities visitors mild allow system, banning them from reentering Victoria whereas the NSW outbreak persists.

Mr Andrews mentioned that quite a few elements together with viral shedding in wastewater, constructive assessments amongst shut contacts and case numbers would play a job in deciding whether or not to alter a selected crimson zone to “amber” and permitting folks to journey again to Victoria.

“I perceive it’s not simple,” Mr Andrews mentioned, “the second the general public well being groups are assured that we are able to cut back what’s a really massive crimson zone to right down to a smaller concentrated group of native authorities areas, and subsequently launch into an orange [area], many many Victorians, we’ll try this.”

“I simply need to guarantee all Victorians, and significantly, people who need to come house however can’t as a result of it’s not protected proper now, you may be on this circumstance for not a second longer than the general public well being consultants inform me it’s a must to be,” Mr Andrews mentioned.