ANOTHER 1061 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Victoria.
Data released from the Department of Health on Sunday showed another four people have died statewide.
A total of 283 people were in hospital with COVID-19, while 44 people were receiving intensive care and 20 patients were on ventilators.
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Another 52,930 tests were performed at state run clinics. About 90 per cent of the state is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Victorian government on Saturday night followed the federal government's lead to introduce travel restrictions for southern African countries as a result of the new Omicron variant.
The countries of concern are South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Losoto, Eswatini, The Seychelles, Malawi, and Mozambique.
From Sunday, anyone arriving into Victoria who has been in one of those countries over the past two weeks will be required to undertake 14 days of hotel quarantine.
Anyone already in Victoria who has been to those countries in the past 14 days must get tested and self-isolate for 14 days from the day they entered the state.
All new vaccinated arrivals and unvaccinated children under 12, who arrive in Victoria from any other country must quarantine at home for 72 hours. Unvaccinated arrivals will have to quarantine for 14 days.
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