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After seven doughnut days, Victoria set to be ‘much closer to normal’ – The Age

Experts say mandatory masks, radically improved contact tracing and a determination on restrictions all lie behind the perfect week of zero cases.

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Months of lockdown including almost eight weeks of night-time curfew, mandatory mask wearing, and dramatic improvements in contact tracing all played a part, Professor Esterman said.
Melbourne University epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely said much of the credit should go to the Andrews government’s decision to not reopen until cases were averaging five a day or less, despite pressure from the federal government and state opposition.
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