WATCH LIVE: Victoria’s COVID-19 press conference today with Daniel Andrews update on new cases

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Victoria will soon find out if the planned lockdown will end on time and what the next steps are for the state.

The statewide lockdown was called on July 15 due to an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant, which originated from cases in NSW.

Victoria’s health authorities will provide a COVID-19 update on Monday. We’ll post a time here as soon as it’s available. You can watch the press conference LIVE in the video player below as soon as it’s available.

Victoria’s lockdown was meant to end after five days, but was extended for a week until 11.59pm on Tuesday.

The state recorded 14 cases on Friday, 12 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday.

Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday said he was confident the lockdown wouldn’t be extended again, citing the downward trend in the number of people in the community while infectious.

“These numbers are the trend that we wanted to see, these numbers are more than promising, but we just have to wait and see what comes through tomorrow and Tuesday to be certain that we can ease restrictions,” Andrews told reporters.

“I will foreshadow, there will still be rules after midnight Tuesday, it’ll be important that we all follow them.”

Victorian cabinet ministers and the public health team will meet on Monday to discuss the new set of restrictions, but Mr Andrews flagged masks will remain compulsory for some time.

– with AAP

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