Prime Minister Scott Morrison out of stage 4 coronavirus restrictions aimed at the roadmap of the Victorian government, saying he hopes the state will reopen sooner than outlined.
“The plan that was outlined yesterday, I hope, is a worst-case scenario,” he said.
“I see it as a starting point in terms of how this issue will be managed in the weeks and months ahead in Victoria.”
Mr Morrison said the proposal would be closely reviewed by the Federal Government and was also waiting for the Victorian health authorities to model it in depth.
The Prime Minister made the comments while also addressing the agreements reached by the government to provide Australians with millions of vaccines as early as next year if current trials prove successful.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews presented the plan Sunday out of Sunday’s constraints.
It involves extending the lockout of Melbourne until September 27 along with amendments.
Previously, the Federal Government questioned Victoria’s treatment of COVID-19, and Mr. Morrison had suggested that Mr. Andrews set out a path to removing restrictions.
On Monday, Mr Morrison concentrated on the pace of the reopening of the state under the plan and its ability to track contacts.
“What I can’t help but be struck by is that, under the thresholds that have been set in that plan, Sydney would be under curfew now. Sydney doesn’t need to be under curfew now,” the Prime Minister said.
“They have a tracing capability that can deal with outbreaks.”