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Victoria records 20th day of no new COVID-19 infections

Victoria has recorded 20 straight days of zero new coronavirus cases and no deaths.Department of Health data released on Thursday morning showed the number of active cases remains at three, while there are no infections from an unknown source.A total of 17,161 COVID-19 tests results were received in the past 24 hours, slightly down from…

Victoria has recorded 20 straight days of zero new coronavirus cases and no deaths.

Department of Health data released on Thursday morning showed the number of active cases remains at three, while there are no infections from an unknown source.

A total of 17,161 COVID-19 tests results were received in the past 24 hours, slightly down from 17,354 on Wednesday.

The last positive cases of coronavirus in Victoria were on October 30 after four infections were recorded.

Victoria hasn’t recorded 20 or more consecutive days of zero new COVID-19 cases since between February 1 and 21.

It comes as health authorities set up a testing site at Nhill, near the South Australian border, in a bid to prevent infected people coming into Victoria.

Interstate truck drivers travelling through Victoria from South Australia will be targeted in the testing blitz as the outbreak in Adelaide grows.

Premier Daniel Andrews continued to urge Victorians to play their part in stopping the spread of coronavirus.

“We’ve come so far, you’ve built this precious thing, let’s safeguard it,” he said.

“That means each of us have to make good choices. No one wants to go back into lockdown and we all have to play our part to ensure that doesn’t happen.

“There will be cases in the future, there will be outbreaks and we will manage those well. But testing is critical, it’s just the most important thing.”

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