Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has announced his state will remain in lockdown for an extra seven days in a “determined” attempt to avoid a situation like Sydney. Mr Andrews announced 13 new cases of community transmission on Tuesday morning, bringing the number of active cases to 85 and close contacts to around 18,000. “That is why on the advice of the chief health officer we will extend these lockdowns for a further seven days. Mr Andrews ...Victoria has recorded 22 new locally acquired Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, a spike from the previous 24 hours. The news comes after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews extended the state’s fifth lockdown by another seven days until 11.59pm on July 27.