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Victoria could introduce Stage Four restrictions as COVID-19 numbers expected to rise, premier warns

By April 25, 2020 No Comments
Premier Daniel Andrews has flagged that Victoria could be heading for stage four restrictions as coronavirus numbers in the state are expected to rise.
The premier says while cases are stabilising across the state, it is no time for complacency and further restrictions are possible.
“We know there’ll be pain, we know there will be disruption, but that is a price worth paying if it saves lives.
Premier Daniel Andrews has warned tougher restrictions could be introduced.(AAP)
“That’s what the first three stages have done, the stability in these numbers hasn’t happened by accident.”
Victoria increased testing for the coronavirus from Monday, with the premier saying it stood to reason that the more testing that was done, the more positive cases would be found.
“The point is, this will change rapidly, as it has every single day since we’ve been in this crisis,” Mr Andrews said.
The premier also outlined the state’s plan for school students when term two begins on Wednesday, telling them they must learn from home if they can.
Year 12 students will still graduate in 2020.
Year 12 students will still graduate in 2020.(Sydney Morning Herald)
About 4000 SIM cards, 1000 internet dongles and more than 6000 laptops and tablets will be released to students to help the effort.
But schools will remain open for students who cannot stay home.
“We’ve got about a million students enrolled in government and non-government schools,” Mr Andrews said.
“We cannot have a million students moving around the Victorian community every day.”
Year 12 students could take longer to matriculate with end of year exams pushed out to at least December, but aren’t likely to require a further year of study.
© AAP 2020
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