Victoria records its seventh day of no Covid cases as fresh calls are made to open the borders

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Victoria records its seventh day of no Covid cases as fresh calls are made to open the borders

Victoria records its seventh consecutive day of no Covid cases as fresh calls are made to open the bordersBy Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail

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Victoria records its seventh consecutive day of no Covid cases as fresh calls are made to open the borders

Victoria has gone one week without a locally-acquired coronavirus case after the New South Wales outbreak jumped the border.

The state reported zero local infections and three in returned travellers in hotel quarantine on Wednesday, after 17,908 tests were conducted. 

There are currently 35 active cases across Victoria. 

The latest data comes after more than 31,000 permits to enter Victoria were approved by the state government since launching its new ‘traffic light’ system on Monday evening.

The Morrison government have reignited concerns over state border closures as Australians grapple with inconsistent travel restrictions in different parts of the country.

Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack is concerned Victoria didn’t consult the federal government on its new permit regime, which categorises all areas of Australia as either red, orange or green based on virus risk.

Greater Sydney remains classified as a red area for entry to Victoria, meaning it’s not possible without completing two weeks of hotel quarantine.

More to come 

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