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Vic high risk declaration removed despite new cases

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Victoria has broken its six-day run of no cases of coronavirus with two new locally acquired infections.

The people are primary close contacts of pre-existing cases, and are already in quarantine.

About 16,500 test results have been received in the past 24 hours.

There are now 17 active cases in the state.

Half-a-dozen Melbourne locations and tram routes on Friday were removed from Tasmania's 'high risk' list, including the Queen Victoria Market.

It means there's now unrestricted free travel between the island state and the rest of the country.

Public health authorities here still have the New Zealand city of Auckland classified as high risk.

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