Victoria recorded two new coronavirus cases in hotel quarantine on Saturday, but the run of no local transmission continued. There were 9780 tests completed in Victoria on Friday.

The Sydney cluster – primarily connected to the northern beaches – grew by 10 on Friday to a total of 28 people.

The Victorian government has declared the northern beaches area a “red zone” and visitors from there who enter Victoria will have to undergo a 14-day, $3000 hotel quarantine stay.

Victoria has not shut the border to NSW but Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Suttonstrongly advised Victorians not to travel to Sydney for the foreseeable future. He expected the edict would likely stay in place for at least two weeks to assess the virus’ true spread through the city.

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