Restrictions have also eased for Sydney, with all local government areas with the exception of Cumberland now classified as orange zones.
The nine areas include: Blacktown, Canada Bay City, Burwood, Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool, Fairfield, Inner West, Parramatta and Strathfield.
Mr Andrews said the community needed to remain focused on being COVID safe.
The reclassification means anyone in those areas who meets the criteria can apply for a permit to return to Victoria.
Additionally, Greater Brisbane and all of regional New South Wales - except for Wollongong and the Blue Mountains will move to green zones.
"It's been a challenge for many people, but the reward is this long run of days without any community transmission, having run to ground that Black Rock cluster, the Vermont South case, having seen really significant testing numbers this couple of weeks and no additional cases for 16 days in the Victorian community", he said.
"This is all consistent with National Cabinet's view that this is not over".
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From 11.59pm tonight Victorians will be able to attend private gatherings of up to 30 attendees, with updated health advice allowing for restrictions to be downgraded further.
The news comes as Victoria recorded just one overseas COVID case in quarantine on Friday, with the case being directly linked to the Australian Open and posing no immediate threat to the general public.
Some 16,465 tests have been processed in the past 24 hours.
The limit was reduced to 15 on New Years Eve.
"And that is a recognition of the very low risk, but there still is a risk".
NSW has not reported a locally acquired coronavirus case in five days.
Recent research from the United Kingdom indicates that past infection provides 83 percent protection for five months. The new Covid-19 variant has been the main driver of a second wave of Covid-19 infections in South Africa.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said it was a "massive win" for tennis fans to have Barty back in Adelaide. Hundreds of other players and their entourages are undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine in Melbourne.
The CW recently confirmed, via Deadline , that Superman & Lois will premiere on Tuesday, February 23 , with a 90-minute premiere. A new adventure for the Man of Steel and Lois Lane will begin with an expanded 90-minute premiere on February 23rd .
But he warned the REACT findings showed "the contagiousness of the new variant" identified in the United Kingdom before Christmas. After testing more than 142,900 volunteers in England between January 6 and 15, they found that one in 63 people were infected.
Man of the Match Al Hasan took 4/8 in 7.2 overs as the West Indies lost wickets consistently throughout their innings. He also looks safest captain's choice considering his phenomenal numbers against the opponent with both bat and ball.
You can now watch the adrenaline pumping India's win in India vs Australia 4th Test 2021 on TV and mobile app. He had made his way into the side as spearhead Mohammed Shami got injured in the first Test at Adelaide.
The wind direction is not favorable for larger snowfall totals, according to Joel Gratz, Open Snow founding meteorologist. After a week of mostly dry weather, Summit County is expected to see a few snowflakes this weekend.
Global shares mostly rose Thursday on optimism over the new US administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. But other data showed the housing and manufacturing sectors as areas of strength to help buttress the economy.
The Privy Council Office revealed a year ago that Quintet Consulting Corp. had been hired to conduct a third-party investigation. During an interview on RED FM's The Harjinder Thind Show in Vancouver in September he said she was excellent.
However, HSBC aims to redeploy the vast majority of staff to nearby branches and does not expect any redundancies from the move. Past year the group revealed a major restructuring plan, where it announced plans to cut 35,000 jobs globally.
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