Premier Steven Marshall called it a "pause" to stay ahead of the virus.
“We are working around the clock to stay ahead of this cluster."
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There have been just five new cases recorded in the past 24 hours - across the whole of Australia.
The data marks a daily cases breakthrough for Melbourne.
Police in Victoria arrested 74 people and fined 176 for breaching public health orders.
Meanwhile police arrested 74 people and fined 176 for breaching public health orders as scattered protests continued in Melbourne.
Total pandemic deaths in the state crossed 700 on Thursday.
Daily infections are back up from the day before.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the Victoria lockdown extension "hard and crushing news".