Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds press conference as Victoria records 41 Covid cases

I want to say how proud I am, despite the difficulties of the restrictions, the great challenge we face, the sense of frustration, the weariness with these rules, we are sticking together, we are looking out for each other and we are having considerable success. These numbers are coming down, this strategy is working. We are bringing a sense of control to this and we’ll drive these numbers down further, so that when we open up in safe and steady …

Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews holds press conference as state reports 149 new Covid cases and 24 deaths

Before going to questions, Daniel Andrews again talks about the legislation he is trying to get passed, which would allow Victoria to extend its state of emergency declaration beyond six months. I’m not an expert, but a quick whip around of the powers of the other states seems to point to them not actually having a time limit to their state of emergency. They can renew the declaration – and its powers – as often as they want (NSW can …