VICTORIA has recorded another day free from new COVID-19 cases, marking 39 days straight without community transmission.
It comes as New Zealand is set to announce a date for the opening of a trans-Tasman travel bubble, which would allow Australians to visit without quarantining.
Australia reported no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 on Monday, despite a recent outbreak in Queensland which spread to NSW.
Greater Brisbane, Byron Shire in NSW and the Gladstone Region in Queensland remain orange zones under Victoria's permit system, with non-essential travel discouraged.
Just one case of COVID-19 remains active in Victoria. Health authorities received a total of 7353 test results to midnight.
The federal government has sought to reassure Australians the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will increase its pace, as more general practitioners join the program.
Almost 842,000 vaccine doses have been administered since the rollout began, falling short of the target of four million promised by the end of March.
Acting Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd said on Monday that daily and weekly vaccination rates would begin to rise.
The Commonwealth Serum Laboratory has now begun producing the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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