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Victoria records 17th day of zero coronavirus cases

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Victoria has recorded its seventeenth day of zero coronavirus cases as Premier Daniel Andrews hints masks may no longer be required outdoors.

Victoria has recorded its 17th day of zero coronavirus cases as Premier Daniel Andrews hints masks may no longer be required when social distancing outdoors.

There are just three active cases remaining in the state, with zero with an unknown source.

However, testing has dropped to just under 7000 in the state.

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Mr Andrews hinted a minor change to mask-wearing may come next Sunday as part of 'last step' measures.

"The area we will move first will be when people are out on their own or are well away from others," he said yesterday.

"It will always be a situation where you carry the mask and if for some unexpected reason you would come into contact with others, you would wear that mask."

The once virus-riddled state's 17-day streak of zero cases comes as South Australia's outbreak grows to 17 cases of COVID-19 overnight.

More than 100 people are self-isolating in the state as contact tracers scramble to get on top of the growing cluster.

South Australia Senator and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham told Today this morning he hoped the outbreak would not spiral "out of control" like it did in Victoria.

"The contact-tracing operation is already very, very large. I'm certain there will be, yes, more cases and more isolations to come, but that doesn't mean it spirals out of control like Victoria.

"We want a NSW-type response here where it is absolutely isolated and quarantined as quickly as possible."

The border between South Australia and Victoria is due to reopen on December 1.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-update-17th-consecutive-day-zero-covid19-cases-no-deaths-latest-numbers-dhhs/07be3973-a138-4542-8a80-2c0da603e603

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