Doctors warn against reopening Victoria until 80% are vaccinated

They say lifting restrictions any sooner would be 'reckless' as the health system is already under massive strain

The AMA is urging Victoria to hold off easing COVID-19 restrictions until two weeks after 80% of those aged over 12 years are fully vaccinated, branding any earlier lifting as “reckless”. 

Dr Roderick McRae.

The call came the same day as authorities announced a slight loosening of lockdown measures as the state hits its 70% COVID-19 first dose vaccination targets.