Victoria records 116 new coronavirus cases and 15 deaths

Victoria records 116 new coronavirus cases and 15 deaths

Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed that the state of emergency now enforced in Victoria is likely to be extended for another year.

To do so requires a change to the state's laws, which specify that a state of emergency can only last for a consecutive period of six months.

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton had said on Sunday that the state's figures could fall below 150 this week as stage four lockdown in Melbourne is beginning to show results. It's nothing more than a recognition that this virus won't be over on the 13th of September.

"An extra 12 months in a state of emergency is an overreach", Ms Patten told AAP in a statement.

Mr O'Brien is willing to support intermittent extensions every four weeks as required, but only if they come before parliament, "to make sure the civil liberties of Victorians aren't being unnecessarily abused".

"This is not an extension of power, these are the same rules".

The original state of emergency was declared in March as Victoria's first outbreak struck and has been extended six times.

He says the State of Emergency will remain necessary until a vaccine is available.

"I think we all want to acknowledge how hard it is for Victorians in stage four restrictions and also the remainder of the state under stage three restrictions, it's a light at the end of the tunnel that we are starting to see, of course, with those numbers at 116 cases", he said in Canberra.

New South Wales recorded three new cases, two in hotel quarantine and one in the community.

The premier said the lower daily case numbers and a general decline in coronavirus indicators were great news for the state. "And then we'll have the ability to start the procedure of opening".

Related Articles

  • Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine will be ready on November 3

    Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine will be ready on November 3

    He said Russian Federation had received requests from various countries for more than a billion doses of the vaccine. Earlier, the World Health Organization had said that no corona virus vaccine would come before 2021.
    University to launch surveillance testing Friday

    University to launch surveillance testing Friday

    The undisclosed number of students were booted from their on-campus housing pending a school investigation, school officials said. Notre Dame is not yet sending students home, and instead advised students to stay on campus except under emergency circumstances.
    Donald Trump Blames FDA ‘Deep State’ for Coronavirus Vaccine Delay

    Donald Trump Blames FDA ‘Deep State’ for Coronavirus Vaccine Delay

    Large-scale clinical trials of the leading vaccine candidates from Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca were launched in recent weeks. Meanwhile, the current president is trying to balance between controlling the pandemic and maintaining economic health.
  • Trump to announce plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19

    Trump to announce plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19

    On "Fox News Sunday ", Meadows said, "the announcement that's coming today should have been made several weeks ago". The president further claimed people at the agency are "hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd".
    First COVID-19 Reinfection Case Observed in Hong Kong

    First COVID-19 Reinfection Case Observed in Hong Kong

    While other reports of reinfections have surfaced anecdotally, this is the first to be verified by rigorous testing. It is the first such case documented by a team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong.
    WB Games Reveals Gotham Knights

    WB Games Reveals Gotham Knights

    Starting with the supposed death of Bruce Wayne as Batman , Gotham Knights also has the destuction of the batcave. It's called Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and it's another of the great protagonists of this DC Fandome .
  • Baltimore Ravens release star Earl Thomas after altercation with teammate

    Baltimore Ravens release star Earl Thomas after altercation with teammate

    A busted coverage that I tried to explain calmly met with built up aggression turned into me getting into it with a teammate. The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of safety Earl Thomas on Sunday, citing conduct detrimental to the team.
    Belarus protesters demand President Lukashenko's resignation

    Belarus protesters demand President Lukashenko's resignation

    Lukashenko appeared before supporters on Saturday in the western town of Grodno, where workers are on strike at a number of factories.
    CERB program extended another four weeks as feds announce changes to EI

    CERB program extended another four weeks as feds announce changes to EI

    After that most Canadians who receive CERB will automatically transition to EI. Canadians will now need only 120 hours of eligible employment to qualify.
  • O'Toole Wins Conservative Leadership Race

    O'Toole Wins Conservative Leadership Race

    People need to get to know him in a hurry in case there's a fall election triggered by Trudeau's Throne Speech next month. The two front runners include former MP and cabinet minister Peter MacKay, and current MP for Durham Erin O'Toole.
    O'Ward tops final practice ahead of Indy 500

    O'Ward tops final practice ahead of Indy 500

    He seemed to have tears in his eyes and his hands appeared to briefly shake as driver after driver congratulated him on pit lane. In a normal year, Marco Andretti would have received a thunderous ovation after his run.
    Police shoot, kill Black man outside store in Louisiana

    Police shoot, kill Black man outside store in Louisiana

    The protesters chanted, "Hands up, don't shoot", and at a point deputies fired their flash-bang explosives at the crowd. In the footage, six police officers are seen pointing their guns at Pellerin, as he is approaching a Shell gas station.