Covid-19 Australia: Victoria records 8 new cases on first day out of lockdown

Victoria records eight new Covid cases after state eased most of its lockdown restrictions overnight

Victoria has registered eight new local cases of Covid-19 as the state eased most of its lockdown restrictions overnight.

All new locally acquired cases are linked to current outbreaks and have all been quarantined for their entire infectious period.

The new cases – recorded from 35,862 tests – come as Victorians were released from their fifth lockdown at 11:59pm on Tuesday evening.

A host of strict restrictions remain in place to try and stop further Covid-19 infections, the details of which were discussed at a meeting late Monday night.

Officials have agreed to abolish the 5km travel rule and reopen schools, shops, gyms, hospitality and retail outlets.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes will have to limit their customers to 25 or 50 people inside at a time.

Outdoor public gatherings are limited to 10 people, while home visitors are not allowed under current restrictions.

More to come.