Premier Daniel Andrews says Victoria is “well placed to take significant steps” on Sunday, after the state recorded two new cases of coronavirus and zero deaths.
“Today is a day where we can be optimistic and we can be positive,” Mr Andrews said.
“Because we as a state have been as stubborn as this virus in our resolve to beat it, we are well placed to take significant steps on Sunday.
“It will not be everything that everyone wants because it’s not safe to take all of those steps that were outlined in stage three.
“But on Sunday, I very much look forward to giving people a sense of what the coming weeks look like and it’s fair to say, that if these numbers continue, we are very well placed to be broadly in alignment with our foreshadowed stage three.”
The latest cases carry the 14-day rolling average for regular new cases down to 8.7 in Melbourne, while the figure remains at 0.6 in regional Victoria.
The household touch of a documented case in Greater Dandenong is one of today’s new cases and the other is connected to a Knox address and is still under investigation.
There are now 17 ‘mystery cases,’ which is yesterday’s increase of two.
The current figure of new cases is the lowest daily figure in the state since June 9, when no cases were reported.
Mr Andrews cautioned that the pandemic would continue to challenge the community ‘s determination ‘every day’ until there was a vaccine available.