Covid-19 Victoria: State records no new local cases, 2 in hotel quarantine

As Australia grapples with a Covid-19 emergency as three capital cities are plunged into lockdown, Victoria has recorded another promising result.

Victoria has recorded zero new local cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday as the rest of the country grapples with growing outbreaks.

The Department of Health confirmed zero new locally acquired cases of coronavirus were recorded by authorities in the past 24 hours.

It’s the third day in a row Victoria has recorded no new local cases as restrictions continue to ease following the state’s latest lockdown.

Two cases, both acquired overseas, were recorded in hotel quarantine.

There were 18,597 doses of the vaccine administered across the state on Monday.

It comes as Australia‘s growing Covid-19 crisis worsens, with three capital cities plunged into lockdown as the Delta variant spreads.

NSW’s greater Sydney area (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour), Northern Territory’s greater Darwin region and Western Australia’s Perth and Peel regions are now all in lockdown due to Covid-19 outbreaks.

A raft of restrictions were also in place across South Australia and Queensland, with the latter “on the verge” of a lockdown.

Victoria has shut its border to parts of NSW and the Northern Territory following the explosion of cases.

Greater Sydney, Shellharbour, Central Coast and Wollongong were red zones under Victoria’s travel permit system, meaning an exemption was needed to gain entry into the state.

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