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WATCH LIVE: Daniel Andrews press conference today after new Victorian COVID cases

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Victoria is expected to ease restrictions despite recording two new locally acquired cases of coronavirus.

The Health Department on Friday confirmed the two cases are close contacts of pre-existing cases and have been in quarantine during their infectious period.

Premier Daniel Andrews will provide an update at 11.30AM (AEDT). You can watch it live in the video player above.

A total of 24 cases have now 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 UK 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…



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