Andrews: Easing of restrictions depends on ‘story’ behind cases

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the easing of restrictions “won’t just be a picture" of COVID case numbers.

“It’s a matter of waiting for the health advice and that’ll be not just a picture of numbers, it will be looking at the story behind those cases and at this stage, there are too many cases for us to open up today,” Mr Andrews said.

He said residents will “just have to wait and see,” what happens in the coming days.

“We just have to wait and see what the … days ahead bring for us in terms of case numbers and the story that sits behind them.

“I would like to see the case numbers as low as possible.”