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Victoria records 90 new virus cases

Victoria has recorded 90 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, a slight spike in infections after 58 were reported yesterday. The health department also confirmed six more deaths in the past 24 hours.It comes just hours after a marathon debated ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning, where the Premier’s controversial state of emergency extension…

Victoria has recorded 90 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, a slight spike in infections after 58 were reported yesterday.

The health department also confirmed six more deaths in the past 24 hours.

It comes just hours after a marathon debated ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning, where the Premier’s controversial state of emergency extension Bill was passed by a single vote.

Victorian Greens MP Samantha Ratnam made an early return from maternity leave with her one-month-old daughter Malala to cast her vote in favour of the Andrews Government’s Bill and help get it over the line.

She joined Reason Party MP Fiona Patten and Animal Justice Party MP Andy Meddick in supporting the Government’s legislation in the Upper House after it backed down on its bid to extend the powers by 12 months.

The move gives the chief health officer power to ensure the community’s safety through detaining people, restricting movement and preventing entry to premises.

Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to front the media later on Wednesday.

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