Victoria is expected to ease restrictions despite confirming two new locally acquired cases of coronavirus.
The Health Department on Friday said the two cases were close contacts of pre-existing cases and had been in quarantine during their infectious period.
A total of 24 cases have been traced back to a family of three staying on the third floor of the quarantine hotel in early February, who contracted the highly infectious British strain of the virus overseas.
Fears the virus would spread to the community led to a five-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown, which ended on February 18.
Some restrictions, including mask-wearing and strict gathering limits, were to remain until Friday when the last close contacts were…