On the first day of its five-day lockdown, Victoria has woken to 10 new locally acquired coronavirus cases recorded in the 24 hours to midnight Thursday.
Four of these cases were reported on Thursday. All are connected to the current outbreak.
There was also one new case acquired overseas, now in hotel quarantine.
The new cases come after premier Daniel Andrews announced Victoria would go into the snap lockdown to curb the latest outbreak.
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Mr Andrews hinted on Thursday that some areas of regional Victoria could see restrictions lift early depending on case numbers. The lockdown, at this stage, is due to end midnight Tuesday.
There are 36 active cases in Victoria.
Victoria's five-day lockdown has frustrated traders who are concerned about the economic hit businesses will take.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier Daniel Andrews have agreed on a support packageto help Victorian workers affected by the state's five-day snap lockdown.
However, City of Ballarat has been left off the list.
The COVID-19 Disaster Payment scheme would be available to people who work or live in Greater Melbourne, along with the local government areas of Moorabool Shire, the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliff and the Surf Coast Shire.
It is unclear if other regional Victorians will have access to the payment.
As the start of the fifth lockdown loomed, teachers worked late into the night to ensure they could start remote-learning with students from Friday.
Exposure sites in Victoria:
Victoria saw 17,188 vaccinations administered on Thursday along with 33,129 test results received.
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