According to the Australian News Agency, Andrews said that in order to enforce the COVID-19 restrictions and protect Victoria, it is necessary to extend the emergency law. “We cannot act irregularly. This is not to introduce new regulations, but to maintain existing regulations. Regulations."
Andrews also said that emergency regulations must be in place before Victoria can fully benefit from the COVID-19 vaccine. "We must extend the state of emergency until this is over. Victorians have worked very hard to fight this virus. We have achieved some results and we need to maintain it."
Victoria’s epidemic restriction regulations, including hotel quarantine, border control, mandatory wearing of masks and group restrictions, can only be implemented when a state of emergency is declared under the Public Health and Welfare Act of 2008.
The bill is expected to pass the House of Commons, where the government has a majority, but the Governor of Victoria may need to negotiate across borders to get the bill to pass in the House of Lords.
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