“Andrews has no excuse not to reopen the state on Sunday”

Leader of the Victorian Opposition Michael O’Brien says Victoria flattened its coronavirus curve and on Sunday, Premier Daniel Andrews now has no reason not to significantly ease restrictions.

The comments were made by Mr. O’Brien after Victoria reported two new cases today, the lowest daily rise in the state in more than four months.

He said that the outcome was “built on the hard work and sacrifice of Victorians” who should now be able to return to their lives.

“It means that Daniel Andrews now has no excuse not to take his foot off the brake on Sunday.

“We need to get back to work, we need to get all our kids back to school, and today’s numbers give that justification.

“We’ve had some of the harshest lockdowns in the world for so many months, and it’s time now to let us live again, safely.

“We’re not talking about open slather, we’re not talking about laissez faire — we’re talking about something that’s open, and fair, and we can do that, and we should do that.”

After months of restrictions that have forced thousands of companies to close and limit many others’ activities, Mr Andrews is facing growing calls to loosen the rules.

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