Australia Covid live news update: Dan Andrews reveals Victoria roadmap; NSW reports 1,083 cases, 13 deaths; restrictions to ease in western Sydney

Victorian premier reveals roadmap out of lockdown as state records 507 new cases and one death; NSW records 1,083 cases and 13 deaths; ACT records 17 new cases; Gladys Berejiklian announces restrictions to ease in western Sydney LGAs ‘of concern’ and NSW pools to reopen; no new cases in Qld; 24 new cases in New Zealand. Follow updates live

5.15am BST

Daniel Andrews is asked about the anti-lockdown protests that took place across Hawthorn and Richmond yesterday after the location was changed from Melbourne city centre last minute in an attempt to evade authorities.

Between 500 and 700 demonstrators gathered at the rally, which saw officers knocked to the ground and protesters doused with capsicum spray. Ten police were injured, with six taken to hospital.

Police did us proud yesterday, no-one has a right to selfishly put someone else in hospital…this is not a popularity contest, it’s a pandemic. Protests don’t work against this virus. They just don’t. It’s science. Getting angry about it doesn’t work.

Significant violence confronted those individuals, we had bottles thrown at their faces; projectiles and rocks. This group came to assault the police. There’s a range of injuries from dislocated shoulders, torn pectorals, broken bones (and) noses.

5.03am BST

Important caveat in this roadmap: the easing of restrictions in Victoria at both 70% & 80% will be ‘subject to health system capacity.’ #COVID19Vic

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