It's becoming a familiar statement, but it never fails to bring a bit of joy and comfort.
There are no active coronavirus cases in Ararat, DHHS figures released this afternoon reveal.
The Northern Grampians also remains free of any active cases.
There is still one active case in Horsham, though this is a person who contracted the virus in Melbourne has not visited western Victoria while infectious.
At midnight tonight, regional Victoria will progress to the 'third step' of the roadmap.
Under the third step, those in the regions will be granted more social freedoms, though some businesses are still likely to be severely impacted.
Travel restrictions within regional Victoria will be eased, reasons to leave the home removed and larger outdoor gatherings allowed.
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In the third step, people are allowed to have up to five visitors in their home, although they must be from one household that has been nominated as a 'household bubble'. This 'household bubble' cannot change. Infants under 12 months are not included in the five-person limit.
Earlier today, it was announcedelective surgeries will resume across regional public and private hospitals from tomorrow.
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