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“We cannot open up at this time. If we were to we would lose control very quickly,” Premier Dan Andrews said.
"In the absence of a vaccine, we may have to live this way for years," the PM said Friday.
Victoria is expected to reduce new daily infections to near single-digits by mid-September.
Victoria’s coronavirus death toll jumped by 41 on Monday as the state recorded 73 new cases.
“Hopefully soon we’ll see those numbers in double digits and we can have ... a really clear discussion about what the back end of September looks like,” Daniel Andrews said.
The first nine days of a hard lockdown earlier this year requiring people to isolate at home was justified but unlawful.
“We can see the seriousness of the situation we are in,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
“We are working hard to put together pieces of the puzzle on how this family got infected.”
"We're going to be wearing masks in Victoria and potentially in other parts of the country for a very long time," Premier Daniel Andrews said.