Vic Premier moves to extend state of emergency capabilities indefinitely.
By Sky News
Premier Daniel Andrews is working with the state’s solicitor-general to introduce new legislation and amendments to allow authorities to extend the state of emergency for as long as necessary.
The chief medical officer was granted emergency powers for an additional four weeks, until September 13, pushing it to the six-month legal limit.
The move comes as Victoria continues to see a downward trend in the number of new infections, with 279 new cases confirmed on Sunday while the total active caseload dropped by more than 200.
Concerns have also mounted over specialist housing facilities such as Hambleton House in Albert Park, which was designed for people with mental health issues, which saw the number of infections grow from one to 14 over the course of last week.
Security around the facility was increased after residents instructed to self-isolate were spotted outside shopping at the weekend.
All residents were expected to be evacuated from the house by the end of the day.