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Victoria records no new COVID-19 cases

Victoria has recorded no new COVID-19 cases. Photo: AAP
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Victoria has recorded its 55th straight day without a locally acquired COVID-19 case.

There were no new cases on Thursday, either in the community, or from interstate or returned overseas travellers.

There are 10 active cases in the state and 19,229 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours.

Victoria’s border will remain closed to NSW over Christmas following Sydney’s Northern Beaches outbreak.

The new COVID-19 Christmas restrictions in NSW are in force from today, splitting some Northern Beaches families apart and banning nursing home visits across the peninsula.

The NSW government agreed to “modestly” ease restrictions for a three-day period over Christmas following relatively few new cases in the cluster.

That cluster grew to 97 cases on Wednesday. Victoria previously declared greater Sydney and the NSW Central coast “red zones”.

A 15-year-old girl who visited several NSW hotspots returned to Melbourne last week before testing positive.

There are no known exposure sites in Victoria and the girl is quarantining at home with her family, who have so far tested negative.

-with AAP