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Once overrun with almost 8000 active cases, Victoria will now learn if it has officially eliminated Covid-19.
That is despite elimination having never been the state’s official strategy against the highly contagious and deadly disease.
Good morning, Elias Visontay here to take you through all the day’s news in Australia.
Victoria is on the cusp of officially eliminating Covid-19. While the state pursued a suppression strategy to contain its deadly second wave of coronavirus, Victoria will have eliminated the virus if it records no new cases today. The official definition of elimination is 28 days with no new cases, given that period represents two 14-day incubation periods.