Daniel Andrews
Daniel Andrews

The Prime Minister, Daniel Andrews, announced today, during his speech today, that the state may have recorded its first day without any cases of the new Corona virus in months, and is in a good position to offer the easing of the restrictions currently set on November 1. ...

The Victorian Prime Minister added that the only case recorded overnight involved a person from Brimbank, north of Melbourne, who tested positive in the past in July and may simply clear the virus.

He said that if this case is ruled out, it will be the first day since June 9 that the country has not reported any new cases of COVID-19.

Emphasizing at the same time, "This is likely to be a zero day and it has been a long time since we had a zero day."

"It is a testament to the hard work every Victorian has done in the city, in the suburbs, in regional communities, large and small."

A panel of experts will review the case and examine the person's movements, symptoms and epidemiological links to known cases when making its decision.

Some people who tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered will continue to shred the genetic parts of the virus for a while after they become sick.

Another case recorded overnight involved a person with a Victorian address doing interstate quarantine, who had recently returned from abroad.