Premier's Update On Stage Two Restrictions
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, has this morning updated the state on the COVID-19 virus.
STATEMENT FROM THE PREMIER
Last night, National Cabinet took another big step. I want to tell you why and let you know what we need you to do right now.
The Prime Minister and other first ministers recognised that Victoria is currently grappling with a more imminent threat than most other states – because we have more cases.
Because of this, we agreed states and territories will soon need to take individual measures – because this is moving at a different speed in different places.
I am pleased that National Cabinet has made that decision – and tonight we’ll discuss it further.
We said there would be a Stage 2 and that’s what we’re doing today. But I’ll be up front with you, there will also be a Stage 3.
We need more time to get our health system ready for what’s coming. Every country in the world that is running ahead of us would give anything to have had more time.
Last night, the Prime Minister went through the details of Stage 2 restrictions on non-essential venues and activities. In Victoria, those will begin at midnight tonight.