Australia Covid updates live: Victoria records 779 new cases and two deaths as regions await lockdown fate

Victorian regions plunged into a seven-day lockdown will find out today if restrictions will lift amid concerns over case numbers in Geelong and Mitchell Shire. Follow the latest updates live

1.54am BST

Victoria – get ready. Premier Daniel Andrews is set to speak at 11.15am. We should learn whether restrictions will ease in regional towns, despite the fact that we haven’t yet hit the 80% statewide first-dose vaccination rate as hoped.

There are also questions around whether restrictions will lift in Geelong and Mitchel Shire given concerns over rising case numbers in those areas.

Premier, Daniel Andrews, Minister for Industry Support and Recovery, Martin Pakula, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Deb Friedman, and COVID-19 Commander, Jeroen Weimar will provide a coronavirus update, 11:15am #COVID19Vic

1.44am BST

Have you been getting anti-vaccination flyers in your post? Well that may end soon.

Anti-vaccination flyers, such as those distributed by the United Australia Party, could be banned from being delivered by many of the nation’s largest mail distributors.

Related: Anti-vaccine flyers banned from being posted by some Australian mailing services

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