Victoria’s spike in coronavirus cases could delay the return of full interstate travel, with other states wary of reopening their borders.

Premier Daniel Andrews was forced to reimpose restrictions within his state after 25 new cases were recorded on Saturday.

Victoria’s case numbers are now the highest they’ve been in more than two months after four days of double-digit growth.

From midnight on Sunday to July 12, Victorians will only be able to have five people at their homes. Outdoor gatherings will be restricted to 10.

Cafes, restaurants and pubs had been set to be allowed 50 patrons at one time on Monday, up from 20 currently. That will also be put on hold until July 12.

More than half of the new Victorian cases since the end of April have come from family members spreading it to their relatives.

South Australia is due to reopen on July 20 but its government is closely monitoring the situation in Victoria and has not ruled out staying closed.


“We will not open our borders to Victoria unless it is safe to do so,” Health Minister Stephen Wade said on Saturday.

“Our number one priority is the health of South Australians.”

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