Greater Geelong to exit lockdown

September 26, 2021 BY

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks during a press conference in Melbourne. Photo AAP DANIEL POCKETT

GREATER Geelong will join the Surf Coast and exit lockdown at 11.59pm tonight.

Victorian authorities announced Geelong will exit lockdown, ending the seven-day lockdown announced last Sunday, September 19.

Health Minister Martin Foley confirmed on Saturday restrictions would ease on the state’s Surf Coast from midnight on Sunday.

There were six cases recorded in the Greater Geelong region in today’s numbers, with 3773 tests conducted within the region yesterday.
Victoria has recorded 779 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections and two further deaths as a result of the virus.

The state now has more than 8000 active cases.

Some 34,280 vaccine doses were administered across Victoria in the 24 hours to Saturday evening. More than 46,000 virus tests were conducted in the same period.

COVID-19 Commander Jeroen Weimar estimates about 45 per cent of Victorians catching the virus in homes are socially interacting with other households when they shouldn’t be.

That pattern had health authorities spooked that some would defy stay-at-home orders for Saturday night’s AFL decider between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs’ headquarters, Whitten Oval, will be transformed into a pop-up vaccination hub next weekend, with 2000 Pfizer jab bookings up for grabs online from Monday.

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