Sumary of Victoria Covid update: authorities confident outbreak under control despite 26 new cases:
- Victorian health authorities are confident a Covid-19 outbreak is being quelled, despite the state recording more than 20 cases in consecutive days.
- Of those two people, one had attended a coffee shop and the Prahran Market in the day they were infectious in the community, while the other had only attended a regional Victorian service station.
- The Victorian health minister, Martin Foley – who described the outbreak on Thursday as “the Sydney incursion of Covid-19” – said he was heartened by the fact the percentage of people in isolation while infectious has gone from 6% three days ago, to 73% on Wednesday and 92% on Thursday.
- But the acting chief health officer, Prof Ben Cowie, said it was too early to tell whether Victoria would be ready to ease restrictions next Tuesday, when its extended lockdown is due to end.