Victoria recorded another day of double-digit coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with just 76 new cases across the state.
A further 11 deaths have also been recorded, taking the state’s death toll to 694.
The latest number in cases has jumped from previous days after the state recorded 55 infections on Tuesday and 41 on Monday – the lowest number in two months.
Victoria has recorded 76 new COVID-19 infections and 11 deaths on Wednesday (pictured two women in Melbourne wear face masks near the beach)
It comes after Premier Daniel Andrews unveiled his road map out of Stage Four restrictions – leaving many businesses devastated.
Cafes, bars and restaurants will not be able to have customers dine outside until October 26, given the statewide case average has fallen under five for the previous fortnight.
Customers won’t be allowed inside until November 23 and only if there have been no cases at all for the previous two weeks.
The strict draconian curfew enforced in Melbourne will be also be extended to October 26 but will be reduced to 9pm-5am.
Retail shops are also expected to open their doors from October 26 along with hairdressers under strict safety measures.
Public gatherings will also increase to ten people.
More to follow.