Victoria reaches 70% first dose milestone, Andrews reveals minor...

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Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed that Victoria will hit its 70 per cent first dose vaccination target today, ahead of schedule, and has announced a minor easing of restrictions for Melburnians and regional Victoria from 11:59pm tonight and changes to the construction industry. Read the latest news on vaccine
Hitting the 70% first dose threshold means changes have been made for both Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed that Victoria will hit its 70 per cent first dose vaccination target today, ahead of schedule, and has announced a minor easing of restrictions for Melburnians and regional Victoria from 11:59pm tonight and changes to the construction industry.

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This news comes as 514 new local Covid-19 cases were detected overnight, 148 of which are currently linked to ongoing outbreaks. It brings active cases across the state to 4,370.

There have been three new cases in Ballarat since the local government area entered lockdown overnight, bringing the total number of active cases to six, with more cases expected to be detected in the coming days. 182 people are currently being treated in hospital, including 51 in intensive care and 29 on a ventilator. Of yesterday's hospitalisations, 87% were not vaccinated, 12% were partially vaccinated and one person was fully vaccinated.

What you need to know

Restrictions will be eased in Melbourne and regional Victoria

Victoria will hit their 70 per cent first dose target today

Construction workers will not be allowed to cross between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria

Stay up to date with what's happening in Melbourne here.

Some restrictions will be eased for those in lockdown in Melbourne from 11:59pm on Friday, September 17, including:

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