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Scott Morrison criticises Victoria's delay on easing coronavirus rules

Victoria records no new coronavirus cases or deaths. Source: AAP

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews' pause on COVID-19 rule easing has been pilloried by the Morrison government, Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp and business groups.

The federal government, Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp and Victorian business groups have hit out at another pause on easing COVID-19 restrictions, with some left feeling like it's Groundhog Day.

Premier Daniel Andrews opted to pause unveiling rule changes in metropolitan Melbourne on Sunday while awaiting the results for over 1,000 tests linked to the growing northern suburbs outbreak.

Mr Andrews insists Melbourne remains "on track" for its initial 1 November timeline, which would include a reopening of all retail stores as well as hospitality venues with density limits.

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