Victoria has recorded 28 new cases and another eight deaths – the lowest daily new case tally in almost three months.
The new cases, which were announced on Thursday, put Melbourne’s 14-day average even further under the important 50-case mark.
But despite the falling case numbers frustration over premier Dan Andrews’ handling of the pandemic has continued to intensity with a motion of no confidence likely to be tabled against him in a matter of days.
State Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien is set to make the proposal on Thursday, arguing the Andrews government has lost the support of Victorians over its handling of COVID-19.
He said failures in the hotel quarantine system and contract tracing measures led to the state’s horror second wave and the subsequent return to lockdown.
More to come
The ring of steel will tighten around Metropolitan Melbourne’s city borders with increased police checks (police checkpoint pictured) as regional Victoria lifts coronavirus lockdown
Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien (pictured) will introduce a motion of no confidence against the Andrews government in Parliament on Thursday