Victoria records no new cases of coronavirus or deaths in the past day
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Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus and no further deaths in the past day after Melburnians enjoyed their first weekend under eased restrictions.
Australia recorded no local cases on Sunday for the first time in almost five months.
Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said he did a "celebratory jig" upon learning Australia had recorded no new local coronavirus cases on Sunday, but warned complacency would be a major issue for the nation going forward.
"We haven't beaten it yet – I must admit the national donut, as we call it, made me do a celebratory jig yesterday," Professor Kelly told Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast on Monday.
"But it's a short-term thing".
He said Australia must "keep our eye on the ball" as risks of infection continue from overseas arrivals in hotel quarantine and other places of entry such as freight workers.
"The Jane Halton review shows that quarantine standards and excellent, but it's still a risk," he said.
"We had zero community transmissions cases, but there was and continues to be a rise in cases coming into our quarantine hotels. Four jurisdictions have had increasing numbers of cases coming in from overseas."
Professor Kelly said Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel would be presenting on state contact tracing systems to national cabinet Friday week.
Health Minister Greg Hunt on the weekend said Australia remained 'on track' to have all its internal borders open by Christmas, allowing Victorians and those from Sydney to travel freely.
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