Victoria has recorded 2,189 new COVID-19 cases overnight and further 16 deaths on the state’s first day out of lockdown.
The results come from more than 77,00 tests, while some 38,000 people were given a dose of a jab yesterday.
A total of 71 per cent of eligible Victorians are now totally vaccinated, while the number of people in being treated in hospital for COVID-19 stands at 784.
More than 23,000 people are currently infected with the virus.
Meanwhile, celebrations erupted across Melbourne overnight as residents celebrated their newly instated freedoms.
After more than 260 nights lost to stay-at-home orders, people were ready to enjoy the lifting of some restrictions from 11.59pm on Thursday.
Cheers were heard across the city’s CBD, as excited residents clapped, tooted car horns and revelled in their newly instated freedoms.
The state hit 70 per cent double dose vaccination coverage by midmorning yesterday, as well as 90 per cent single doses.
From today, every student can return to class, the curfew is abolished, you can finally get a haircut, and up to 10 people and visit homes each day.
And it’s all thanks to Victorians rolling up their sleeves
“When the clock strikes midnight … the lockdown is over,” Deputy Premier James Merlino said.